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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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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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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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