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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Sergei Tolchinsky, Russia

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Sergei Tolchinsky - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Photo: Soo Greyhounds forward Sergei Tolchinsky adjusted well to the North American during his OHL rookie season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The host country for the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, Russia, completed the preliminary round with a perfect 4-0 record after defeating the Czech Republic, 5-2, in their final match of the opening round.

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Parker Tuomie, Germany

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Parker Tuomie - Germany

Photo: German forward Parker Tuomie turned in a three-point performance in a big win for Germany at the 2013 U18 World Juniors (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

While forward Leon Draisaitl was the big story coming out of Germany's 6-3 win over Slovakia at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, linemate Parker Tuomie turned in a solid offensive performance for his country, as well. Tuomie scored two goals and assisted on another for a 3-point effort in an important win for the Germans.

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Josh Morrissey, Canada

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Josh Morrissey - Prince Albert Raiders

Photo: Prince Albert Raiders defenseman Josh Morrissey is no stranger to international events as he has represented Canada at both the U17 and U18 tournaments this season (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Canada has opened the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship with three consecutive victories, with their most important game of the preliminary round coming up against Sweden. Game #3 was won in convincing fashion as the Canadians thrashed Switzerland, 10-1 at the Maly Ice Palace in Sochi, Russia.

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Sam Bennett, Canada

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Sam Bennett - Kingston Frontenacs

Photo: Team Canada forward Sam Bennett, shown here playing for the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs, is making his first appearance at the U18 World Juniors (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Team Canada won their first two contests at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, over Slovakia and Germany, but neither were in as convincing a fashion as might have been expected. But, in Canada's 10-1 win over Switzerland, the Canadians seemed to have all aspects of their game operating like a well-oiled machine as they head into their key match-up versus Sweden.

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2013 U18 WJC Video: William Nylander, Sweden

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William Nylander - Sweden

Photo: Swedish forward William Nylander is one of a few 2014 NHL Draft prospects taking part in the 2013 U18 World Juniors (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Just as Finland's U18 roster features a last name that is familiar to fans of NHL hockey, so to does Sweden's roster. Forward William Nylander is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his father, Michael Nylander, and early returns suggest that he just might be up to the task.

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