NHL Draft 2012: Capitals Hold League-High 11 Picks In Next Week's Draft

The 2012 NHL Draft is scheduled for June 22 and 23 at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Washington Capitals will be very active next weekend, as they hold a league-high 11 picks including a pair of first round picks. Here is the draft order for the first round of selections in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Round 1
1. Edmonton Oilers
2. Columbus Blue Jackets
3. Montreal Canadiens
4. New York Islanders
5. Toronto Maple Leafs
6. Anaheim Ducks
7. Minnesota Wild
8. Carolina Hurricanes
9. Winnipeg Jets
10. Tampa Bay Lightning
11. Washington Capitals (from COL)
12. Buffalo Sabres
13. Dallas Stars
14. Calgary Flames
15. Ottawa Senators
16. Washington Capitals
17. San Jose Sharks
18. Chicago Blackhawks
19. Tampa Bay Lightning (from DET)
20. Philadelphia Flyers
21. Buffalo Sabres (from NSH)
22. Pittsburgh Penguins
23. Florida Panthers
24. Boston Bruins
25. St. Louis Blues
26. Vancouver Canucks
27. Phoenix Coyotes
28. New York Rangers
29. New Jersey Devils
30. Los Angeles Kings (optional to CBJ)

For more on the Washington Capitals, make sure to visit Japer's Rink and SB Nation DC.

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