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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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McCann steps into scoring role for Greyhounds

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Jared McCann - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Photo: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds forward and 2014 prospect Jared McCann has rebounded nicely from a concussion sustained in the 2013 OHL playoffs as he is now scoring at a better than point-per-game pace (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

After a sterling rookie regular season last year, you could forgive Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds forward Jared McCann for expecting more of the same as the playoffs began. But his very first playoff contest came to an abrupt end, knocked out of the playoffs due to a concussion suffered as a result of an open-ice hit by Owen Sound’s Cameron Brace.

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Pastrnak making his mark in Sweden’s Allsvenskan

by Radoslav Vavrina
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David Pastrnak - Sodertalje

Photo: Sodertalje forward and 2014 prospect David Pastrnak is currently tied for the team scoring lead with six goals and nine assists in 24 games (courtesy of HC Trinec)

Unable to create many opportunities for young players, Czech youth hockey is slowly losing influence. The system has been collapsing, with the main problems being economics and training methods. It's no wonder that talented Czech players try their luck abroad, not just in Canada or the United States, but also in Sweden, a country that has recently produced loads of big-time NHL prospects.

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Clarke shaking off the rust in return to Battalion lineup

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Blake Clarke - North Bay Battalion

Photo: North Bay Battalion forward and 2014 prospect Blake Clarke is returning to the Battalion lineup after an injury at the 2013 All-American Prospects Game (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

Now that his shoulder is a self-professed 100 per cent, North Bay Battalion forward Blake Clarke is ready to press it firmly to the grindstone — the first step in forging what he hopes will be a successful NHL career that starts with a first-round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft.

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Spitfires’ Verbeek trying to find game after return from injury

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Ryan Verbeek - Windsor Spitfires

Photo: Windsor Spitfires forward and 2014 prospect Ryan Verbeek missed the early portion of the 2013-14 season due to injury (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

In the eyes of NHL Central Scouting, Ryan Verbeek is still a work in process. Listed in the organization’s most-recent watch list, Verbeek was bestowed with the “LV” designation — limited viewing.

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Draft year pressure not an issue for Colts’ Ekblad

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Aaron Ekblad - Barrie Colts

Photo: Barrie Colts defenseman and 2014 prospect Aaron Ekblad is performing at a nearly point-per-game pace in the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

For years now, the hockey world’s eyes have been on a young man from Belle River, ON currently playing for the Barrie Colts in the OHL. And now that his draft-eligible year has finally arrived, he finds himself in a battle to hear his name called first overall at the 2014 NHL Draft.

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