The first round of the 2012 NHL draft went down last night, and boy was it interesting. There might have been only one big trade—in which Jordan Staal went to the Carolina Hurricanes—but the picks that were made were sometimes eye-popping.
Now the question is: When will these player make the NHL?
For some, it could be as early as next season, but for others it could be a couple of years. We really just have to wait to find out.
Here are my predictions on when the 30 first round picks will make the NHL.