After day one, the Nashville Predators were silent. No picks and no moves. There were talks though with, to our knowledge, only Ray Shero, GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins, about acquiring the rights of Ryan Suter, according to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune. David Poile didn’t budge at all.
That concludes the 2012 NHL Entry Draft! The Nashville Predators drafted six forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender. The only trades involving the Preds were two pick-for-pick trades with the New York Rangers meaning Nashville still holds the negotiating rights of Ryan Suter up to July 1 and Shea Weber is still a Predator. It will take a few years to see if the Predators drafted another late round gem, such as Patric Hornqvist and Pekka Rinne, but by all accounts, it appears the Predators made some solid picks as well as good value picks in the later rounds.
|2||7||37||NSH (via TBL)||Pontus Aberg||LW||Sweden||5’11||194||Swedish Elite League||Djugarden|
|2||20||50||NSH (via TBL)||Colton Sisson||RW||Canada||6’1||189||WHL||Kelowna|
|3||5||66||NSH (via LAK)||Jimmy Vesey||C||USA||6’2||185||EJHL||South Shore|
|3||29||89||NSH (via NYR)||Brendan Leipsic||C||Canada||5’9||165||WHL||Portland|
|4||21||112||NSH||Zachary Stepan||C||USA||5’11||165||High-MN||Shattuck-St. Mars|
|4||27||118||NSH (via PHX)||Mikko Vainonen||D||Finland||6’2||211||Swe-Jr||Farjestad Jr|
|6||13||164||NSH (via FLA)||Simon Fernholm||D||Sweden||6’4||187||Swe-Jr||Huddinge Jr|
|6||21||172||NSH||Max Gortz||RW||Sweden||6’2||196||Swe-Jr||Farjestad Jr|
|6||28||179||NSH (via NYR)||Marek Mazanec||G||CZE||6’4||187||CZREP||PLZEN|
- The Nashville Predators have traded up to the 89th overall pick from the New York Rangers for a 2013 third round pick.
- The Nashville Predators have traded the 142nd overall pick to the New York Rangers for a 2013 fifth round pick.