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NHL Draft Order 2012: Edmonton With Top Pick, Wild Pick 7th Overall In First Round

The 2012 NHL Draft takes place on Friday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh where the Edmonton Oilers will start the festivities with the top overall pick.

The Minnesota Wild will be waiting in the wings to tap their first round selection with the 7th overall pick. According to Hockey Wilderness, the Wild would love to take a top defenseman in the first round but if Griffin Reinhart and Jacob Trouba are selected in the first six picks, the Wild may have to settle for the best talent available and fill a goal-scoring need.

Minnesota has the 16th pick in the second round (46th overall) then the 7th pick in the third round (68th overall), fourth round (98th overall), fifth round (128th overall), sixth round (158th overall) and seventh round (188th overall).

A complete draft listing for all teams can be found here.

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