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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Video: 2013 Ivan Hlinka – Paul Bittner, USA

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Paul Bittner - Team USA

Photo: Portland Winterhawks forward and 2015 prospect Paul Bittner has the size and ability to develop into a top prospect once his draft year comes around (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

 

While forward Nick Schmaltz was the offensive sparkplug for Team USA's squad at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, big winger Paul Bittner was another forward who chipped in some offense for the tournament's silver medalists.

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Video: 2013 Ivan Hlinka – Keegan Iverson, USA

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Keegan Iverson - USA

Photo: Portland Winterhawks forward and 2014 prospect Keegan Iverson joined his Winterhawks linemate Paul Bittner at the Ivan Hlinka (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

 

The silver medalist USA squad competing at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament included a few bigger, more physical players than the American squad normally carries into the international tournaments. One of the grittier players from the American forward ranks competing at this tournament was center Keegan Iverson.

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Video: 2013 Ivan Hlinka – Brandon Carlo, USA

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Brandon Carlo - USA

Photo: 2014 prospect Brandon Carlo appeared in a handful of WHL playoff games for the Tri-City Americans, but will make his regular season debut with that club in September (courtesy of the Chapin Landvogt/HF)

 

Although the team made a good run through the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, Team USA was not able to break Canada's dominant hold on gold at this tournament as they fell to the Canadians, 4-0, in the gold medal game.

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Video: 2013 Ivan Hlinka – Ivan Nikolishin, Russia

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Ivan Nikolishin - Russia

Photo: 2014 prospect and Russian forward Ivan Nikolishin (11) is the son of former NHL forward Andrei Nikolishin (courtesy of Julian Finney/Getty Images)

 

Russia made a run to the semi-finals at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, but their bid for gold fell short as they were defeated by Canada, 3-1, in a game played earlier today.

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Video: 2013 Ivan Hlinka – Adrian Holesinsky, Slovakia

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Adrian Holesinsky - Slovakia

Photo: Slovakian forward Adrian Holesinsky spent the 2012-13 season playing in Sweden for Vasteras (courtesy of Jakub Homola)

 

One of the host countries for the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, Slovakia, has had a difficult time at this year's tourney. The team failed to win any of their four games, with the most recent loss being an 11-0 drubbing at the hands of Sweden in the seventh place match.

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