PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t wait to negotiate a new contract with Jordan Staal, trading the center to the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night for center Brandon Sutter, defenseman Brian Dumoulin of Biddeford, Maine, and Carolina’s first-round pick — the No. 8 selection.

The Penguins used that pick to take defenseman Derrick Pouliot of the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League.

The trade came one day after reports that Staal turned down a lengthy contract extension with the Penguins. The 23-year-old forward played six seasons with Pittsburgh, helping the franchise win the Stanley Cup in 2009. Staal will join brother Eric with the Hurricanes, who also have Jared Staal — currently in the American Hockey League.

Dumoulin, 20, has yet to make his pro debut. He signed with the Hurricanes on April 10 after helping Boston College win its second NCAA championship in his three seasons with the Eagles.

Sutter, the son of former Calgary Flames coach Brent Sutter, was a first-round pick in 2007 and had 53 goals and 54 assists in 286 NHL games.

“We gave three good pieces to Pittsburgh in order to get Jordan, but it’s hard to find a Jordan Staal in the National Hockey League,” said Jim Rutherford, Carolina’s general manager.

NHL DRAFT: The Edmonton Oilers selected forward Nail Yakupov with the No. 1 pick, hoping he’s the next piece of a core that includes center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and winger Taylor Hall, the top picks in the previous two drafts.

Yakupov, scored 31 goals in 42 games last season for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League. He’s the first Russian-born player to be taken with the top pick since the Washington Capitals grabbed Alex Ovechkin in 2004.

The Columbus Blue Jackets tried to address their woeful defense by taking Ryan Murray of the Western Hockey League’s Everett Silvertips with the second pick. Montreal chose Yakupov’s good friend and Sarnia teammate Alex Galchenyuk with the third overall pick.

With the top forwards off the board, teams then went heavy on defense.

The New York Islanders chose Griffin Reinhart with the fourth pick, starting a run of seven straight defensemen taken. The eight blue-liners picked in the top 10 is a draft record.

The Bruins used the No. 24 overall pick on goalie Malcolm Subban, the brother of Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban.

“The rivalry’s just about to begin,” Subban told Boston.com. “I don’t know if he’s going to like me too much. To be honest, I never really liked him too much.”

Subban had a 2.50 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage in 39 games this past season for Belleville of the Ontario Hockey League.

With the No. 27 pick, the Phoenix Coyotes took forward Henrik Samuelsson, the son of former NHL defenseman Ulf Samuelsson. The younger Samuelsson played last season for Edmonton of the Western Hockey League.

OTHER TRADES: The Washington Capitals dealt a second-round pick and center Cody Eakin to the Dallas Stars for center Mike Ribiero.

Ribiero, 32, tied for second on the Stars last season in points, with 18 goals and 45 assists in 74 games.

The New York Islanders also acquired veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky from the Anaheim Ducks for New York’s second-round selection in 2013.

The Philadelphia Flyers shipped backup goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to the Columbus Blue Jackets for three draft picks — a second-rounder and fourth-rounder in this draft and a fourth-rounder next year.

KINGS: Los Angeles reached agreements in principle to re-sign centers Jarret Stoll and Colin Fraser, two big contributors to its Stanley Cup title run.