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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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NCAA 2013 draft review

by DJ Powers
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Brett Pesce - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: University of New Hampshire defenseman Brett Pesce was the highest drafted player out of the NCAA, going to the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round of the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

60 collegians (current or future) representing 29 NCAA programs and 27 NHL teams were taken in the 2013 NHL Draft. The 60 players selected are slightly down from last year when 66 committed players (at the time of the draft) were taken.

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Finland 2013 draft review

by Tony Piscotta
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Artturi Lehkonen - Montreal Canadiens

Photo: KalPa Kuopio forward Artturi Lehkonen is expected to eventually bring some offensive skill to the team that drafted him, the Montreal Canadiens (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

Forward Aleksander Barkov was the top-ranked prospect among skaters from Europe in the 2013 NHL Draft according to Central Scouting, so his being picked early in the draft did not come as a complete surprise.

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Carolina Hurricanes 2013 draft review

by Robert Theodorson
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Elias Lindholm - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: The Carolina Hurricanes selected forward Elias Lindholm fifth overall in the 2013 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Rich Graessle/Icon SMI)

The Carolina Hurricanes made two early surprising moves that solidified their status as legitimate contenders. Holding the fifth overall pick in the 2013 Draft, the Hurricanes knew that one way or another they were going to be able to pick up a player who could develop into a star franchise player.

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Anaheim Ducks 2013 draft review

by Jason Lewis
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Shea Theodore - Anaheim Ducks

Photo: Anaheim selected Shea Theodore with the 26th pick, marking the third time in four years that the Ducks have used their first pick on a defenseman (courtesy of Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Anaheim Ducks went into the 2013 NHL Draft already featuring one of the better systems in the NHL. With top-end talent like Emerson Etem, Hampus Lindholm, and John Gibson headlining the ranks, the Ducks had five selections to fill in the depth behind the burgeoning young stars.

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Buffalo Sabres 2013 draft review

by Jason Chen
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2013 NHL Draft

Photo: Nikita Zadorov was one of two defensemen the Buffalo Sabres selected in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

With the eighth and 16th overall picks, the 2013 NHL Draft was the third in six years where the Buffalo Sabres have selected twice in the opening round. This year, general manager Darcy Regier decided to load up on the blue line, adding some much needed size and grit.

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