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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Video: 2013 Ivan Hlinka – Adrian Holesinsky, Slovakia

by Chapin Landvogt
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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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Czech prospect Zacha’s talent grows along with his size

by Radoslav Vavrina
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Pavel Zacha - Liberec White Tigers

Photo: Liberec White Tigers forward Pavel Zacha has the potential to be a first round selection at the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Liberec White Tigers)

 

The last time a Czech prospect was selected among the top 10 at an NHL Draft was in 2006 when the Columbus Blue Jackets drafted Jakub Voráček sixth overall. Since then, the only bigger success for a Czech draft class was a year ago, in 2012, when two forwards, Radek Faksa and Tomáš Hertl, were selected by Dallas and San Jose respectively in the top 20. And, while the 2013 NHL Draft was a huge disappointment for the Czech Republic, this traditional stronghold of hockey is expected to come back.

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Video: 2013 Ivan Hlinka – Alex Nedeljkovic, USA

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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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