The 2012 NHL Entry Draft will be the 50th NHL Entry Draft. The draft will be held on June 22–23, 2012 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the first time Pittsburgh will host the draft since the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

To be eligible for the 2012 NHL Draft players would have had to be born between January 1, 1992 and September 14, 1994. Additionally, un-drafted, non-North American players over the age of 20 are eligible for the draft and those players who were drafted in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft that did not sign with the team that drafted them and who were born after June 24, 1992, are also eligible to re-enter the draft. 

Below is NHL Central Scouting (as of April 9, 2012) rankings of the top 10 players and top 3 goalies in North America  and Europe.

Ranking North American Skaters European Skaters
1 Russia Nail Yakupov (LW) Sweden Filip Forsberg (C)
2 Canada Ryan Murray (D) Finland Teuvo Teravainen (LW)
3 Russia Mikhail Grigorenko (C) Sweden Sebastian Collberg (RW)
4 United States Alex Galchenyuk (C) Sweden Hampus Lindholm (D)
5 Canada Morgan Rielly (D) Czech Republic Tomas Hertl (C)
6 Canada Cody Ceci (D) Sweden Pontus Aberg (LW)
7 Czech Republic Radek Faksa (C) Finland Ville Pokka (D)
8 Finland Olli Maatta (D) Sweden Ludvig Bystrom (D)
9 United States Jacob Trouba (D) Russia Nikolai Prokhorkin (LW)
10 Canada Griffin Reinhart (D) Russia Anton Slepyshev (LW)
Ranking North American Goalies European Goalies
1 Canada Malcolm Subban Russia Andrei Vasilevski
2 Canada Brandon Whitney Sweden Oscar Dansk
3 Canada Jake Paterson Finland Joonas Korpisalo

 

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