2012 NHL Draft Results: Pick-by-Pick Grades and Results for Day 2

Ryan DavenportContributor IJune 22, 2012

Day 1 of the NHL draft is when the vast majority of the most highly touted prospects are taken.

Day 2, however, provides every team with opportunities to improve the immediate and long-term fortunes of its franchise.

For example, the second day of the 2003 NHL draft featured future stars that included Patrice Bergeron, Shea Weber, Dustin Byfuglien, David Backes, Loui Eriksson and Jimmy Howard.

While it's always nice to have a first-round pick blossom into a franchise player, it's every scout's dream to have a late-round pick turn into a gem.

Check back here for updates, analysis and pick-by-pick grades during Day 2 of the NHL draft, starting Saturday at 10 a.m. Eastern.

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