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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Ekblad, Bennett lead the OHL pack for the 2014 NHL Draft

by Jason Menard
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Sam Bennett - Kingston Frontenacs

Photo: Kingston Frontenacs forward and 2014 prospect Sam Bennett is ranked as the top North American skater in Central Scouting’s 2014 midterm rankings (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

The Ontario Hockey League loves to bill itself as the marquee developmental league for the National Hockey League. It’s a statement that’s at the core of its recruiting and marketing tactics for players throughout the province, into the U.S., and around the world. And 2014 is shaping up to be another banner year — led by an “exceptional” player that hockey watchers have been anxiously awaiting.

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Spirit’s Sadowy aims to be Mr. Consistency

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Dylan Sadowy - Saginaw Spirit

Photo: Saginaw Spirit forward and 2014 prospect Dylan Sadowy is tied for the goal-scoring lead on his team with 17 goals in 44 games (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The first time around, he failed to make a blip. But after a half season of physical play, combined with some solid goal scoring, the Saginaw Spirit’s Dylan Sadowy has caught the eyes of NHL bird dogs.

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2014 Top Prospects Game: Noteworthy performances from Calgary

by Glen Erickson
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Brendan Lemieux - Team Orr

Photo: Barrie Colts forward and 2014 prospect Brendan Lemieux (C) netted a goal for Team Orr in their win over Team Cherry at the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Propsects Game, with his style of play reminding many of that of his father, former NHL forward Claude Lemieux (courtesy of Brad Watson/CHL Images)

Here is a look at a few of the players who made a significant impact at the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Calgary.

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Beyond Tomorrow: Harkins ready to take over the reins of the Cougars

by Chau Vo
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Jansen Harkins - Prince George Cougars

Photo: Prince George Cougars forward and 2015 prospect Jansen Harkins is the top rookie on a Cougars team that currently has just 17 wins and sits second-last in the WHL’s Western Conference so far this season (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The World U17 Hockey Challenge may be dwarfed by its bigger brother, the U20 World Junior Championship, but it provides hockey’s future stars potentially their first taste of international competition. Every year, 10 teams, including five regional Canadian teams, battle it at the U17 for a chance to claim the title as the world’s best for that age group.

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Late goal by McCann hands Team Orr a 4-3 win at Top Prospects Game

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Jared McCann, Brendan Perlini, Josh Ho-Sang - Team Orr

Photo: Team Orr forward Jared McCann (C) celebrates what would be his game-winning goal along with Brendan Perlini (L) and Josh Ho-Sang (R) as Team Orr would go on to down Team Cherry at the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Propsects Game, 4-3 (courtesy of Derek Leung/Getty Images)

While there appeared to be some nerves early on among the group of 40 players competing at the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Calgary, the teams were able to find a way to settle in and provide at least two periods of fast-paced, entertaining hockey.

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