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Morning jam: Draft edition

6/23/2012

2012 NHL Entry Draft

* Oilers select forward Nail Yakupov with 1st overall pick (3rd straight year Oilers had No. 1 pick)

* Yakupov: 3rd Russian player to be selected No. 1 (’01 Ilya Kovalchuk, ’04 Alex Ovechkin)

* 8 of top 10 picks were defenseman (1st time in NHL Draft)

* Canada had most players selected in 1st round (14), United States had 2nd most (6)