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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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2013 CHL Top Prospects Game: Bjorkstrand looks to display talent on bigger stage

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Oliver Bjorkstrand - Portland Winterhawks

Photo: Portland Winterhawks forward Oliver Bjorkstrand has benefited from playing with other, top NHL Draft prospects on the Winterhawks' roster (courtesy of the WHL)

Like a number of CHL teams, the Portland Winterhawks have sent multiple players to the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game this year. Seth Jones has received the majority of the attention as both the captain of Team Orr and one of the top draft-eligibles for the 2013 NHL Draft, while his teammate Nicolas Petan is a familiar name for prospect watchers after helping Canada win the gold at last summer's Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

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2013 CHL Top Prospects Game: Monahan hitting peaks, valleys in his draft season

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Sean Monahan - Ottawa 67's

Photo: Ottawa 67's forward Sean Monahan currently sits among the top 20 scorers in the OHL despite missing 10 games due to a suspension (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The draft year is an exciting time for any hockey player on the road to becoming an NHL prospect. From scouts in the stands to tournaments and rankings, all culminating in the big event in June, the whole year is a whirlwind of activity as players show off their skills and hope to hear their name called.

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2013 CHL Top Prospects Game: Mueller takes the long road to Halifax

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Mirco Mueller - Everett Silvertips

Photo: Everett Silvertips defenseman Mirco Mueller has been piling up the frequent flyer miles in the past few weeks, with his latest stop being Halifax for the Top Prospects Game (courtesy of Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Mirco Mueller could be excused if he is a little disorientated this week while playing at the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Halifax. Ever since the start of the 2013 calendar year, the young Swiss defenseman has spent almost as much time traveling on airplanes as he has playing hockey.

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2013 CHL Top Prospects Game: Mantha climbing ranks with his sniper’s touch

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Anthony Mantha - Val d'Or Foreurs

Photo: Val d'or Foreurs forward Anthony Mantha has been an effective offensive performer for his team this season (courtesy of Dave Connell/HF)

Ignoring everything else, from his age to his size and his family history, Anthony Mantha quite simply scores goals. With 33 markers in just 43 games so far this year, the Val d'Or Foreurs forward has already sniped a hat trick on three separate occasions and added in a four-goal game for good measure.

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2013 ISS Draft Rankings: Jones moves into first overall position in January rankings

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Seth Jones - USA

Photo: Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones has turned a solid performance at the 2013 WJC into a #1 ranking in the latest ISS Hockey list for the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Although a NHL Draft prospect's standing isn't ultimately decided by performances in one game or at one event, certain games and events can provide a sudden jolt to a player's rating in either a positive or negative manner.

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