NHL Draft 2012: Winners, Losers and Surprises from First Round

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NHL Draft 2012: Winners, Losers and Surprises from First Round
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The draft is finally upon us, with the first round just wrapping up and the second through seventh rounds to take place tomorrow.

Every round holds its share of winners, losers and surprises as the teams pick their future players. This year’s first round has been no exception.

Edmonton kept its No. 1 overall pick for the draft, taking Nail Yakupov, which comes as no surprise.

Excluding the Oilers—who by taking the Sarnia Sting winger are clear winners of the first round of the 2012 draft —we look at the other teams who were winners, losers and surprises.

All draft picks can be viewed here.

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