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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Video: 2013 Ivan Hlinka – Alex Nedeljkovic, USA

by Chapin Landvogt
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Alex Nedeljkovic - Plymouth Whalers

Photo: Team USA goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic took control of the starting job for the Plymouth Whalers during the 2013 OHL playoffs (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

In Team USA's Day 2 win over Russia at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, the star of the game was goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic. The Russians sent 37 shots on goal in the game, with Nedeljkovic stopping 35 of them to get the win.

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Video: 2013 Ivan Hlinka – Aaron Haydon, USA

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Aaron Haydon - Niagara IceDogs

Photo: 2014 prospect Aaron Haydon of the Niagara IceDogs completed his rookie season in the OHL in 2012-13 (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

Team USA has advanced to the semi-final round of the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament after defeating Slovakia, 5-2. But a 4-2 victory on Day 2 over Russia was the win that got the USA going in the right direction at this tournament.

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Video: 2013 Ivan Hlinka – Nick Schmaltz, USA

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Nick Schmaltz - Team USA

Photo: 2014 prospect Nick Schmaltz will play another season in the USHL before moving on to the University of North Dakota (courtesy of Martin Rose/Getty Images)

 

After dropping an opening-day overtime loss to Finland at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, the USA bounced back on Day 2 to take a 4-2 victory over Russia. One of the scoring stars in that game for Team USA was forward Nick Schmaltz, who netted a goal and chipped in two assists for a three-point game.

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2014 prospect Pyrochta hoping to stick with Czech Extraliga squad

by Radoslav Vavrina
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Filip Pyrochta - Liberec White Tigers

Photo: 2014 prospect Filip Pyrochta hails from the same Czech hometown as NHL players Patrik Elias and Martin Erat (courtesy of the Liberec White Tigers)

 

The Czech Republic had one of its least successful drafts this year in New Jersey, but that doesn't mean the next one won't feature any Czech players that could be picked in the early rounds. Swedish-based offensive marvel Jakub Vrána, who will definitely be considered one of the top European skaters, isn't the only one though. Still playing in his homeland and just about to take a leap into the Czech Extraliga is young defenseman Filip Pyrochta.

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Poganski hopes physical play will gain attention of NHL scouts

by Justin Felisko
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Austin Poganski - Tri-City Storm

Photo: 2014 prospect Austin Poganski will spend the 2013-14 season with the USHL’s Tri-City Storm before moving on to the University of North Dakota (courtesy of the Tri-City Storm)

 

When Austin Poganski takes the ice for the U.S. Under-18 Select Team this weekend at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, much will have changed since the St. Cloud, MN native made his red, white and blue debut last year.

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