NHL Draft Order 2012: Detroit Red Wings Looking For Size With No 1st-Round Pick

The 2012 NHL Draft is set to take place in Pittsburgh on Friday evening, but the Detroit Red Wings' decision-makers don't have to rush into the Consol Energy Center since they won't be busy during the first round of the draft.

In fact, Detroit won't pick until after the midway point in the second round with the 19th pick (49th overall). The Red Wings will reportedly by looking for size and strength since they won't have a shot at the highly skilled talent in the draft. That quest will continue in the draft with the 19th pick in the third round (80th overall), fourth round (110th overall), fifth round (140th overall), sixth round (170th overall) and seventh round (200th overall).

The No. 1 overall pick goes to the Edmonton Oilers. The Red Wings traded their top pick this year to acquire defenceman Kyle Quincey, so Tampa Bay will be using the 19th pick in the first round.

A complete draft listing for all teams can be found here.

For more on the Red Wings, head over to Winging It In Motown. For more NHL coverage, be sure to visit SB Nation's NHL hub.

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