Pittsburgh Penguins: Reviewing the Last 15 First-Round Draft Picks

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Pittsburgh Penguins: Reviewing the Last 15 First-Round Draft Picks
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On Thursday October 27, 2011, the NHL announced that the 2012 Entry Draft would be hosted by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Consol Energy Center is the NHL's newest arena, and will certainly be an accommodating venue for the event.

Pittsburgh last hosted the event in 1997 at the Mellon Arena (then called Civic Arena).

That was the year San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton was selected first overall.

You probably do not remember the Penguins' first pick.

Here is a look at the first selection by the Penguins in each of the past 15 drafts, starting with the last draft in Pittsburgh.

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