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2012 NHL Draft: Live from Pittsburgh, Round 1

Friday, 06.22.2012 / 6:00 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Michael Smith
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2012 NHL Draft: Live from Pittsburgh, Round 1

LAST UPDATED: 10:30 p.m.

The first day of the 2012 NHL Draft has arrived, and with the eighth overall pick, the Carolina Hurricanes are in a prime spot to land a top-tier prospect.

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CarolinaHurricanes.com is traveling Pittsburgh to cover the draft weekend. Below, we’ll keep a running blog of everything that happens throughout the day and in the first round tonight. (A separate running blog will be created for the second day’s rounds 2-7.) We will be hosting a live chat on Twitter beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m., with the first round slated to get underway at 7 p.m. For those who do not have a Twitter account, a live stream of the tweets will be provided on this page.

Check back regularly for new posts, which will include various news items, tweets, videos from CanesVision, pictures and more. You can also follow @nhl_canes, @MSmithCanes and @MikeSundheim on Twitter for additional updates. Finally, we invite you to join the discussion at the bottom of this blog in the comments section.

As a primer for tonight’s first round, here is our entire draft profile series, which focuses on players we believe should be in the mix for the Canes’ eighth overall selection:

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Round 1 in the Books
Friday, 06.22.2012 / 10:30 p.m.

The Carolina Hurricanes didn't make any picks in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft, but there will be plenty of time for that tomorrow. The Canes currently hold nine picks in rounds 2-6.

We'll have another running blog posted tomorrow morning. I can't promise it will be very active, as the picks will come in rapid succession. Never the less, it will be updated when time permits. Thanks for following along tonight, and we'll see everyone in the morning!




Hurricanes Make it Happen
Friday, 06.22.2012 / 10:00 p.m.

It didn't happen in the eighth spot of the 2012 NHL Draft.

But, the Carolina Hurricanes got their man.

The Canes acquired forward Jordan Staal from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Brandon Sutter, defensive prospect Brian Dumoulin and the eighth overall selection in this year's draft.

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Hurricanes Trade for Jordan Staal
Friday, 06.22.2012 / 8:00 p.m.

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired forward Jordan Staal from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and the eighth overall pick. Here is the news release.

Much more to come soon.




Live Chatting from the First Round
Friday, 06.22.2012 / 6:30 p.m.




The Sights of Pittsburgh
Friday, 06.22.2012 / 3:45 p.m.

Before we head out to CONSOL Energy Center for the highly anticipated first round of the 2012 NHL Draft, here are some nearby sights of Pittsburgh.


Roberto Clemente Bridge is closed to pedestrians on Pirates gamedays.


The Allegheny River.


Out hotel, which looks out onto the river and PNC Park (pictured below). I do not have one of these nice views.


PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Heinz Field is in the distance. Turned out to be a beautiful day after some morning rain.


Ferry on the river.



PICK NOTES
ROUND 1
8, 1-8 Traded to Pittsburgh with Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin for Jordan Staal
ROUND 2
38, 2-8
47, 2-17 Traded Ian White to San Jose Sharks for 2012 second-round pick on Feb. 18, 2011
ROUND 3
69, 3-8
ROUND 4
99, 4-8
115, 4-24 Traded Joe Corvo to Boston Bruins for 2012 fourth-round pick on July 7, 2011
120, 4-29 Traded Alexei Ponikarovsky to New Jersey Devils for Joe Sova, 2012 fourth-round pick on Jan. 20, 2012
ROUND 5
129, 5-8
ROUND 6
159, 6-8
ROUND 7
189, 7-8



SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 53 15 19 -13 34
V. Rask 51 12 19 1 31
K. Versteeg 52 10 21 1 31
J. Skinner 53 18 12 -3 30
J. Staal 53 12 18 7 30
E. Staal 53 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 53 8 16 -8 24
A. Nestrasil 46 7 12 -1 19
J. Nordstrom 42 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 53 3 11 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 5 .905 2.43
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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