ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 24: Fourth overall pick Adam Larsson by the New Jersey Devils shakes the hand General Manager Lou Lamoriello of the New Jersey Devils at the podium during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Draft 2012: New Jersey Devils To Keep 1st-Round Pick

The New Jersey Devils will keep their first-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. They now must surrender it in either 2013 or 2014.

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NHL Draft Combine: 105 Top Prospects Invited To Event In Toronto

The NHL announced that it has invited 105 players to attend its annual draft Scouting Combine, held this year from May 29 to June 2 at the Toronto International Centre. The list includes 88 players from North America, including 78 skaters and 10 goaltenders, plus 17 European players, including 14 skaters and three goaltenders.

You wanted a list? Okay, here's a list:

First Name Last Name Pos. Team League
Pontus Aberg LW Djurgarden Elitserien
Josh Anderson RW London OHL
Calle Andersson D Farjestad Jr. J20 SuperElit
Andreas Athanasiou C/LW London OHL
Robert Baillargeon C Indiana USHL
Patrik Bartosak G Red Deer WHL
Francis Beauvillier C/LW Rimouski QMJHL
Dylan Blujus D Brampton OHL
Tim Bozon LW Kamloops WHL
Ludwig Bystrom D Modo Jr. J20 SuperElit
Chris Calnan RW Nobles High School (Mass.)
Trevor Carrick D Mississauga OHL
Cody Ceci D Ottawa OHL
Sebastian Collberg RW Frolunda Elitserien
Brian Cooper D Fargo USHL
Ryan Culkin D Quebec QMJHL
Oscar Dansk G Brynas Jr. J20 SuperElit
Matthew Deblouw C Muskegon USHL
Phillip Di Giuseppe LW Michigan CCHA
Mathew Dumba D Red Deer WHL
Radek Faksa C Kitchener OHL
Matthew Finn D Guelph OHL
Filip Forsberg C Leksand HockeyAllsvenskan
Dane Fox C Erie OHL
Martin Frk RW Halifax QMJHL
Alex Galchenyuk C Sarnia OHL
Brendan Gaunce C Belleville OHL
Artur Gavrus C/LW Owen Sound OHL
Jon Gillies G Indiana USHL
Zemgus Girgensons C Dubuque USHL
Coda Gordon LW Swift Current WHL
Mikhail Grigorenko C Quebec QMJHL
Brian Hart RW Exeter High School (NH)
Kenton Helgesen D Calgary WHL
Tomas Hertl C Slavia Extraliga
Tomas Hyka RW Gatineau QMJHL
Max Iafrate D Kitchener OHL
Mark Jankowski C Stanstead College High School (Que.)
Ben Johnson C/LW Windsor OHL
Erik Karlsson C/LW Frolunda Jr. J20 SuperElit
Nicolas Kerdiles LW USA U-18 USHL
Jujhar Khaira LW Prince George BCHL
Slater Koekkoek D Peterborough OHL
Joonas Korpisalo G Jokerit Jr. Jr. A SM-Liiga
Scott Kosmachuk RW Guelph OHL
Brett Kulak D Vancouver WHL
Samuel Kurker RW St. John's Prep High School (Mass.)
Christophe Lalancette RW Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL
Scott Laughton C Oshawa OHL
Esa Lindell D Jokerit Jr. Jr. A SM-Liiga
Hampus Lindholm D Rogle Jr. J20 SuperElit
Olli Maatta D London OHL
Jarrod Maidens C/LW Owen Sound OHL
Andrey Makarov G Saskatoon WHL
Matia Marcantuoni C/RW Kitchener OHL
Michael Matheson D Dubuque USHL
Stefan Matteau C USA U-18 USHL
Jake McCabe D Wisconsin WCHA
Brock McGinn LW Guelph OHL
James Melindy D Moncton QMJHL
Mitchell Moroz LW Edmonton WHL
Ryan Murray D Everett WHL
Logan Nelson C Victoria WHL
Cristoval Nieves C Kent School High School (Conn.)
Daniel O'Regan C St. Sebastian School High School (Mass.)
Vyacheslav Osnovin C Chelyabinsk MHL
Frank Palazzese G Kitchener OHL
Jake Paterson G Saginaw OHL
Tanner Pearson LW Barrie OHL
Ville Pokka D Karpat SM-liiga
Derrick Pouliot D Portland WHL
Nikolay Prokhorkin LW CSKA MHL
Griffin Reinhart D Edmonton WHL
Tanner Richard C Guelph OHL
Morgan Rielly D Moose Jaw WHL
Kevin Roy C Lincoln USHL
Henrik Samuelsson C/RW Edmonton WHL
Jordan Schmaltz D Green Bay USHL
Damon Severson D Kelowna WHL
Devin Shore C Whitby OJHL
Patrick Sieloff D USA U-18 USHL
Colton Sissons C Kelowna WHL
Brady Skjei D USA U-18 USHL
Gemel Smith C Owen Sound OHL
Zachary Stepan C Shattuck-St.Marys High School (Minn.)
Chandler Stephenson C/LW Regina WHL
Anthony Stolarz G Corpus Christi NAHL
Malcolm Subban G Belleville OHL
Lukas Sutter C Saskatoon WHL
Teuvo Teravainen LW Jokerit SM-liiga
Dalton Thrower D Saskatoon WHL
Matt Tomkins G Sherwood Park AJHL
Francois Tremblay G Val-D'or QMJHL
Branden Troock RW Seattle WHL
Jacob Trouba D USA U-18 USHL
Brady Vail C Windsor OHL
Mikko Vainonen D HIFK Jr. Jr. A SM-Liiga
Andrei Vasilevski G Ufa MHL
Jimmy Vesey LW South Shore EJHL
Nicholas Walters D Everett WHL
Brandon Whitney G Victoriaville QMJHL
Thomas Wilson RW Plymouth OHL
Mike Winther C Prince Albert WHL
Nail Yakupov RW Sarnia OHL
Daniil Zharkov LW Belleville OHL has full coverage of the 2012 NHL Draft in our StoryStream and across our network of hockey blogs.


NHL Draft Lottery Results 2012: First 14 Positions Locked After Edmonton Oilers Win No. 1 Pick

The 2012 NHL Draft Lottery is complete, and the Edmonton Oilers had the lotto balls fall their way. They'll draft first overall for the third straight year after winning this year's lottery. The losers are the Columbus Blue Jackets, who fell to the No. 2 overall seed in the draft thanks to the Oilers' win.

The rest of the top 14 will stay the same. Here's the full draft order, as far as we know it, following Tuesday's Draft Lottery:

We'll learn the rest of the draft order as the Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway beginning Wednesday night. For more on the Oilers, check in with The Copper & Blue. For reaction from Blue Jackets fans, stop by The Cannon.


NHL Draft Lottery 2012 Results: Edmonton Oilers Win Top Pick, Columbus Blue Jackets Drop To No. 2

Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini had a huge smile on his face as the NHL deputy commissioner opened the envelope and announced that for the third straight year in a row, the Oilers have won the top pick in the NHL Draft.

The Oilers won the 2012 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, passing the Columbus Blue Jackets for the right to select top prospect Nail Yakupov at the NHL Draft in Pittsburgh this June.

Columbus entered the lottery with a 48.2 percent chance of solidifying the top pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, while only the worst five teams in the league had a chance at the No. 1 overall pick the Oilers had an 18.8 percent chance at the pick, the Montreal Canadiens had a 14.2 percent chance, the New York Islanders had a 10.7 percent chance and the Toronto Maple Leafs had an 8.1 percent chance.

Beyond the top two spots, the rest of the draft order remains the same.

14 teams were part of the lottery but only the top five had a chance at the No. 1 overall pick as teams can only have the chance to move up four spots. In 2011, the New Jersey Devils won the lottery and moved up from the No. 8 spot to the No. 4 spot. They drafted defenseman Adam Larsson with that pick.

For more on the Oilers, check in with The Copper & Blue.


NHL Draft Lottery 2012: Whose Fail Earned Them Nail?

The Columbus Blue Jackets have the best chance of winning Tuesday night's NHL Draft Lottery, but that doesn't guarantee them the opportunity to draft Nail Yakupov at the 2012 draft in Pittsburgh.


NHL Draft Rankings 2012: League Releases Final List

The final prospect rankings have been released before the 2012 NHL Draft in June. Nail Yakupov once again leads this year's class of draft-eligible skaters.

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