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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Nedeljkovic leading from behind for Whalers

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Alex Nedeljkovic - Plymouth Whalers

Photo: Pllymouth Whalers goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic is a top prospect in net for the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

 

After bursting onto the Ontario Hockey League scene in a big way last year, all eyes are on the Plymouth Whalers’ netminder Alex Nedeljkovic this season as one of the most promising goaltenders for the 2014 NHL Draft.

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Mention in Central Scouting’s watch list a pleasant surprise for Prophet

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Brandon Prophet - Saginaw Spirit

Photo: Saginaw Spirit defenseman and 2014 NHL Draft prospect Brandon Prophet was a top rookie in the OHL’s 2012-13 season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

It would be simple to take the easy way out and make a play on words using Brandon Prophet’s name, but the fact is that the Saginaw Spirit defender's arrival on Central Scouting’s watch list is less about Divine Providence and more about plain old hard work.

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Serebryakov part of vanishing group in CHL

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Nikita Serebryakov - Saginaw Spirit

Photo: Saginaw Spirit goaltender and 2014 NHL Draft prospect Nikita Serebryakov will continue to backup Jake Paterson in the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

Nikita Serebryakov represents an endangered species in North America — a European goaltender ranked amongst Central Scouting’s list of Canadian Hockey League players to watch.

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California likely to be well represented at the 2014 NHL Draft

by Ian Altenbaugh
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Sweden v United States - 2013 USA Hockey Junior Evaluation Camp

Photo: A native of southern California, goaltender Thatcher Demko has worked his way onto the radars of many NHL teams in the past year. Demko is beginning his freshman season with Boston College. (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

If the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game is any indication, the state of California will be well represented at the 2014 NHL Draft. Four California-born players participated in the September 26th exhibition game, led by forward Chase De Leo and goaltender Thatcher Demko, both of whom head into the 2013-14 season with an 'A' ranking from NHL Central Scouting.

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Mistele expected to provide offense for young Whalers

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Matt Mistele - Plymouth Whalers

Photo: Plymouth Whalers forward and 2014 prospect Matt Mistele is coming off a 60-point season as he enters his draft year (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

With several of the team’s top players having departed for the professional ranks, the Plymouth Whalers’ Matt Mistele knows it’s his time to step up and fill some pretty big shoes. Fortunately, a mid-season trade last year provided him a pretty good example to follow.

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