Ranking Every No. 1 Overall Pick in 50 Years of the NHL Draft

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Ranking Every No. 1 Overall Pick in 50 Years of the NHL Draft
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"With the first pick in the 2012 NHL draft, the Edmonton Oilers are proud to select..." Those are the words that will come out of Steve Tambellini's mouth at the start of the draft.

There have been 49 first-overall picks in the history of the NHL entry draft. Some of them have become household names. Some were journeyman that were still important to any team they played for. Some were complete busts.

Whoever is taken with the first-overall pick this year will be the 50th and will look to become another great player in the NHL.

I have ranked all 49 picks as well as where I think this year's pick will end up just by being drafted. Here are the 50 first-overall picks.

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