The NHL lockout is over, and with the 2013 NHL season about to start, the 2012 NHL draft's first overall pick, Nail Yakupov, will get to showcase his talents soon. But what about the other draftees?
Not every first-round pick from 2012 will be in the NHL this year, but they have been busy with some form of hockey during the lockout.
Draft picks are often a crapshoot because, as history has showed, lottery picks like Alexandre Daigle can be busts and late-rounders like Henrik Lundqvist can turn out to be superstars.
While the NHL gets ready to start the 2013 season, here is an update on each first-round pick from 2012.