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Pittsburgh to host 2012 NHL draft

Updated: October 27, 2011, 5:33 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Arguably, no NHL franchise has been more positively impacted by the draft than the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Official word came on Thursday that for the second time, the team will host it.

Less than 10 months after the city served as the site of the annual Winter Classic outdoor game, commissioner Gary Bettman was in Pittsburgh to confirm the Consol Energy Center will host the next draft in June.

Bettman cited the Heinz Field outdoor game and the 1997 draft as high-profile ...

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