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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Leon Bristedt, Sweden

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Leon Bristedt - Sweden

Photo: Swedish forward Leon Bristedt has been a productive forward for his country in international play (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Sweden continued their roll through the preliminary round of the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship as they registered a 5-2 win over Slovakia on Day 4 of this tournament. Five players registered two points each in the win, continuing Sweden's approach of winning by committee.

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Tommy Vanelli, USA

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Tommy Vannelli - USA

Photo: USA defenseman Tommy Vannelli split his time between the NTDP and Minnesota High School hockey during the 2012-13 season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

With 14 players picking up points for Team USA in their 7-1 win over Latvia at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, it was as good a time as any for defenseman Tommy Vannelli to pick up his first point of the tournament. Vannelli scored the final goal of the game to get off the U18 schneid.

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2013 U18 WJC Video: JT Compher, USA

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JT Compher - USA

Photo: Team USA captain JT Compher and his U18 teammates avoided a third straight tight U18 WJC contest as they defeated Latvia, 7-1 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

USA captain JT Compher and his teammates had played in two tight contests to begin the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, so the team no doubt welcomed a game in which there was little doubt of the outcome.

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Mike McCarron, USA

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Mike McCarron - USA

Photo: USA forward Mike McCarron is a highly ranked player for the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)

After a tough loss in their opening game against Russia at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, the USA bounced back to defeat the Czech Republic, 4-3, in another tight contest. The four-time defending gold medalists weathered a two-man disadvantage in the final frame to preserve their victory.

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Jimi Kuronen, Finland

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Jimi Kuronen - Finland

Photo: Finnish defender Jimi Kuronen is hoping that a strong showing at this U18 WJC tournament will help improve his 2013 draft position (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Not unlike their fellow Group A combatants, the Czech Republic, Finland feasted on Latvia in their first game of the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship. But the second game for the Finns was a much greater challenge, one that the team wasn't ultimately able to overcome as they lost to Russia, 3-1, at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia.

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