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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Scout’s Perch: NHL Draft observations from the road

by Josh Deitell
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Connor McDavid - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters phenom forward Connor McDavid has been one of the few bright spots for an Erie club that is in rebuilding mode (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Thoughts accumulated on a two-week trip that took me through eight states and four provinces. Lots of snow and lots of coffee.

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Pittsburgh to host 2013 All-American Prospects Game

by Ian Altenbaugh
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J.T. Compher and Hudson Fasching - 2012 All-American Prospects Game

Photo: 2013 prospects J.T. Compher (L) and Hudson Fasching (R) locked horns at the inaugural USA Hockey/CCM All-American Prospects Game held in Buffalo, NY back in September. The 2013 edition of this game will be played in Pittsburgh, PA (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Just hours before the Pittsburgh Penguins hosted the New York Islanders Tuesday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA, a press conference was held to announce that the Penguins and the city of Pittsburgh would host the second annual USA Hockey/CCM All-American Prospects Game.

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Kämpf, Kepka hope national team exposure helps their 2013 draft standing

by Radoslav Vavrina
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David Kämpf - Czech Republic

Photo: Chomutov Jr. forward David Kämpf is currently ranked 95th among international skaters by the NHL's Central Scouting (courtesy of Luboš Lang/Czech Ice Hockey Association)

Junior hockey season in the Czech Republic is already entering into its second phase, with teams in the Under-20 and Under-18 category going all in to salvage their hopes of winning their respective Extraligas. Most of the Czech-based players eligible for the upcoming NHL Draft play in the U-20 Extraliga that has now, in late January, reached the end of its regular season.

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Johnson has strong family ties in USHL, NCAA

by Tom Schreier
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Luke Johnson - Lincoln Stars

Photo: Lincoln Stars forward and University of North Dakota recruit Luke Johnson was recently ranked 78th in Central Scouting's midterm rankings (courtesy of Brandon Anderson)

A University of North Dakota recruit who recently was named an A-List prospect by NHL Central Scouting, Luke Johnson is a 5’11”, 178-pound, two-way forward currently playing for the Lincoln Stars of the USHL.

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Czech defender Pisarik could draw some attention at 2013 NHL Draft

by Radoslav Vavrina
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Alex Pisarik - Czech Republic

Photo: The 2013 draft class for the Czech Republic isn't deep, but one player whose name could be called is Třinec defender Alex Pisarik (courtesy of Luboš Lang/Czech Ice Hockey Association)

At last year's NHL Draft, Canadian and American defensemen took over a large part of the first round. Seven of them were selected among the top ten of the draft, an indication that the 2012 North American defensive class was simply exceptional.

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