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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Xeno Busser, Switzerland

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Photo: Swiss defensemen Xeno Busser (L) and Jonas Siegenthaler (R) pose together following their country's opening win over Slovakia at the 2013 U18 WJC (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Photo: Swiss defensemen Xeno Busser (L) and Jonas Siegenthaler (R) pose together following their country’s opening win over Slovakia at the 2013 U18 WJC (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Switzerland wanted to start well at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, and they did exactly that after taking a 4-1 win from Slovakia on Day 2 of the tournament.

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Dominik Kubalik, Czech Republic

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Dominik Kubalik - Sudbury Wolves

Photo: Czech Republic forward Dominik Kubalik, shown here playing for the Sudbury Wolves, turned in a strong offensive performance in his country’s opening game at the 2013 U18 WJC (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The Czech Republic got off on the right foot at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, easily dispatching Latvia, 7-0, on Day 2 of this tournament. The Czech's received a strong performance from forward Dominik Kubalik, who registered five assists in the game.

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Jack Eichel, USA

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Jack Eichel - USA

Photo: Although this is Team USA forward Jack Eichel’s (#12) first appearance at the U18 WJC, he has represented his country at previous international tournaments (courtesy of Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Despite an opening game loss to Russia at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, Team USA forward Jack Eichel's first U18 game was a memorable one. After all, how many 16-year-old's can say that they played their first U18 WJC game in front of a packed house that included the president from the host country?

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Kasperi Kapanen, Finland

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Kasperi Kapanen - Finland

Photo: Forward Kasperi Kapanen and his teammates from Finland got off to a good start at the 2013 U18 WJC with a win over Latvia (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

If the surname of Kasperi Kapanen sounds familiar to hockey fans, there is a good reason for that. Kasperi is the son of former NHL forward Sami Kapanen, whose stops in the NHL included the Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, and Philadelphia Flyers.

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