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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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2014 U18 Video: Ryan Collins, USA

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Ryan Collins - Team USA

Photo: Team USA defenseman and 2014 prospect Ryan Collins is ranked 57th among North American skaters by Central Scouting for the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team USA returned to the top of the U18 hockey heap after defeating the Czech Republic, 5-2, to win gold at the 2014 IIHF U18 World Championship in Lappeenranta, Finland. The U.S. had a string of four consecutive gold medal wins at this tournament ended by Canada at the 2013 event.

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2014 U18 Video: Brayden Point and Jared McCann, Canada

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Jared McCann - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Photo: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds forward and 2014 prospect Jared McCann is ranked 10th among North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Winning gold was the goal for Team Canada at the 2014 IIHF U18 World Championship, but the defending gold medalists instead had to settle for bronze this time around. Canada defeated Sweden 3-1 to take the bronze medal game in Lappeenranta, Finland, a game in which the Canadians were outshot by the Swedes, 39-26.

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2014 U18 Video: Jack Eichel, USA

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Jack Eichel - Team USA

Photo: Team USA forward and 2015 prospect Jack Eichel is slated to attend Boston University starting in the fall of 2014 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

After losing out to Canada in last year's gold medal game at the IIHF U18 World Championship, Team USA defeated the Czech Republic, 5-2, to earn their fifth gold medal in six years at this event.

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2014 U18 Video: Jayce Hawryluk, Canada

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Jayce Hawryluk - Team Canada

Photo: Team Canada forward and 2014 prospect Jayce Hawryluk had his draft ranking rise in Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2014 NHL Draft, going from 42 to his current ranking of 37 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Canada didn't get what they came for at the 2014 IIHF U18 World Championship, but they are heading home with some hardware after winning the bronze medal game against Sweden, 3-1. A strong performance in net by Mason McDonald and goals from Brendan Perlini, Lawson Crouse and Travis Konecny were the difference in the game for the Canadians.

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2014 U18 Video: Travis Sanheim, Canada

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Travis Sanheim - Calgary Hitmen

Photo: Calgary Hitmen defenseman and 2014 prospect Travis Sanheim (R) is one of three Hitmen players to be ranked among the top 90 prospects for the 2014 NHL Draft by Central Scouting (courtesy of Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Despite the disappointing semi-final loss to the Czech Republic at the 2014 IIHF U18 World Championship, Canada has turned in a solid effort at this year's tournament. They still have a shot at taking home the bronze medal, but that is small comfort for a country that is used to at least competing for the gold medal at these tournaments.

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