2012 NHL Draft: Buffalo Sabres Will Pick 12th

ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 24: Sixteenth overall pick Joel Armia by the Buffalo Sabres stands onstage for a photo with members of the Buffalo Sabres organization during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The 2012 NHL Draft lottery was held tonight, and now that it's all said and done, the Buffalo Sabres hold the 12th overall selection.

The big surprise tonight was that the consensus worst team in the NHL, the Columbus Blue Jackets, did not win the lottery, but the Edmonton Oilers did. Edmonton will be picking first overall for the third straight year, obviously trying to follow the "Pittsburgh plan" that Toronto GM Brian Burke loves so much.

In addition to the 12th overall selection, Buffalo will also have Nashville's first round pick thanks to the Paul Gaustad trade, but we won't know what number pick that will be until Nashville is knocked out of the playoffs (go Detroit!)

We won't have too much draft coverage until the playoffs are over, but for now here's the order as far as we know it, courtesy of SBNation:

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