The Edmonton Oilers had the first pick in the 2012 NHL Draft and used it to pick up the highly skilled Russian player Nail Yakupov, who played for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League. Here is a video of some of his many highlights.
Here are the Top 5 picks of the NHL Draft:
1. Edmonton Oilers - Nail Yakupov (RW) – Sarnia Sting (OHL)
2. Columbus Blue Jackets – Ryan Murray (D) – Everett Silvertips (WHL)
3. Montreal Canadiens - Alex Galchenyuk (C) – Sarnia Sting (OHL)
4. New York Islanders – Griffin Reinhart (D) – Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
5. Toronto Maple Leafs – Morgan Rielly (D) – Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)