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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Top prospects prepare to get physical at the NHL Combine

by Ken McKenna
Malcolm Subban - Belleville Bulls

Photo: Belleville Bulls goaltender Malcolm Subban is one of the top 2012 prospects taking part at this week's NHL Scouting Combine (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

With less than a month remaining until the 2012 NHL Draft takes place, the 30 NHL clubs are getting a last opportunity to evaluate a number of the prospects available for the draft.  This evaluation comes in the form of the NHL Scouting Combine, which is taking place this week in the Toronto area.

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Yakupov tops among OHL’s 2012 NHL Draft prospects

by Jason Menard
Nail Yakupov - Sarnia Sting

Photo: Sania Sting forward Nail Yakupov heads another strong NHL Draft class coming out of the Ontario Hockey League (courtesy of OHL Images)


Last year, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins effectively ended the OHL's dominance atop the NHL Draft when he was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers. This year, the Oilers may start a new streak by calling an OHL player's name with the first pick for the fifth time in six years.

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Video: 2012 U-18 WJC – Craig Button, TSN Analyst

by Chapin Landvogt

Current TSN Hockey Analyst Craig Button is now looking at the game from the media perspective, but has also spent a good portion of his hockey career as an active participant via his stints in the NHL as a player personnel executive. Button has spent time with several NHL teams, including the Minnesota/Dallas Stars, Calgary Flames, and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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ISS Top 30, Risers and Fallers, April 2012

by Int'l Scouting Services


Photo: Ryan Murray is the top defenseman eligible for the 2012 NHL Draft as selected by ISS. (Photo courtesy of Zuma Press/Icon SMI)

Name Pos Birthdate S/C Ht. Wt. Team League

1. Yakupov, Nail, LW 10/6/93 L 5.10.5 189 Sarnia OHL
2. Forsberg, Filip, RW 8/13/94 R 6.01 176 Leksands SweAl
3. Grigorenko, Mikhail, RW 5/16/94 L 6.03.25 200 Québec QMJHL
4. Murray, Ryan, LD 9/27/93 L 6.00.5 201 Everett WHL
5. Trouba, Jacob, RD 2/26/94 R 6.02 196 USA Under-18 NTDP
6. Dumba, Matt, RD 7/25/94 R 5.11.75 183 Red Deer WHL
7. Rielly, Morgan, LD 3/9/94 L 5.11.5 190 Moose Jaw WHL
8. Teravainen, Teuvo, LW, 9/11/94 L 5.11 161 Jokerit FinE
9. Ceci, Cody, RD 12/21/93 R 6.02.5 207 Ottawa OHL
10. Reinhart, Griffin, LD 1/24/94 L 6.03.75 207 Edmonton WHL
11. Gaunce, Brendan, C 3/25/94 L 6.02 215 Belleville OHL Read more »