PITTSBURGH -- There were a few major trades on the first day of the 2012 NHL Draft, but it was definitely quality over quantity.
Only six deals in total were completed; surprisingly, only one involved strictly draft picks. Twenty-seven of the 30 first-round choices were made by the club that owned them at the beginning of the day.
The biggest move of the day involved the host organization, as the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes for Brandon Sutter, the No. 8 pick in the 2012 draft and defense prospect Brian Dumoulin. Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero also took part in the final transaction of the night, sending defenseman Zbynek Michalek back to the Phoenix Coyotes two years after signing him as a free agent.