2012 NHL Draft Results: 5 First-Round Moves That Shocked Everyone

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2012 NHL Draft Results: 5 First-Round Moves That Shocked Everyone
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With the first round of the 2012 NHL draft now complete, we look back on those picks and moves that had us drop our jaw, look hazily at the television screen or just become swept over with mass confusion.

There was some pretty interesting trades preceding and during the draft. 

Consensus top-10 picks fell the the bottom of the first round, picks were traded by teams that probably shouldn't have traded them and players who were on nobody's mind in the first round made surprise appearances much to the dismay of fans, other general managers and to the players themselves. 

This draft did not disappoint in terms of entertainment value. The only sure thing that happened was Sarnia's Nail Yakupov first overall selection by the Edmonton Oilers, stockpilers of the perennial first overall pick, or so it may seem. 

Top defensive prospect Ryan Murray went second overall to the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team long too weary for a franchise defenseman. 

After that, the fun started.

Here's a look back on the top five most shocking moves from the first round. 

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