The 2012 NHL Entry Draft: Recap

Jonathan Willis
June 23 2012 05:16PM

The 2012 NHL Entry Draft featured a ton of action, and we had people on the ground from across the Nation Network. With the draft behind us, now's a good time to summarize the collected work done by our writers.

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Flames Picks Round 5-7

Kent Wilson
June 23 2012 10:49AM



Ryan Culkin, D - 124th overall

Culkin is a defender from the Quebec Ramparts of QMJHL. He's the third defenseman picked by the Flames in this draft, making Jankowski the only forward chosen in the top-125 by Calgary. Culkin is a 6'1", 175 pound blueliner who scored 6 goals and 25 points in 60 games. Like many other Flames picks in this draft, he's described as a player with good hockey sense. Boucher scouting has an in-depth one game scout report and even summary on Culkin here.

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Flames Pick Brett Kulak in the 4th Round

Kent Wilson
June 23 2012 09:25AM



At 105th, Calgary has picked Vancouver Giants defender Brett Kulak. Standing at just 6'1" and weighing just 175 pounds, Kulak scored 9 goals and 25 points in 72 games in the WHL last year. Kulak was the 55th ranked NA skater by Central Scouting final rankings.

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Flames Pick Jon Gillies in the Third Round

Kent Wilson
June 23 2012 09:00AM



With the 75th pick, Calgary chose Jon Gillies of the USHL Indiana Ice. He's a goalie with a .915 SV% in in 53 games last year. He was the 4th ranked NA goaltender in central scoutings mid-term rankings. Like Jankowski, Gillies has committed to play with Providence College in the NCAA next year.

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Flames Pick Patrick Sieloff at 42

Kent Wilson
June 23 2012 08:34AM



With the 42nd overall pick, Calgary chose 6', 195 pound defender Patrick Sieloff out of the U-18 developement team in the US. He's a guy descibed as having a good first step, a fluid stride and good leadership qualities. He didn't score much last year and probably doesn't have much upside in terms of points.

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