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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Dikushin, Tiffels part of growing global presence in USHL

by Tom Schreier
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Grigory Dikushin - Green Bay Gamblers

Photo: Green Bay Gamblers forward Grigory Dikushin (#97) is competing in his second USHL season after coming over from Russia for the 2011-12 season (courtesy of Rick Schaffer)

In 2011, the USHL increased the amount of foreign players each club could carry from two to four. As a result, many teams have put more emphasis on global scouting in order to recruit European skaters that will improve their teams. But, while many of the foreign players in the USHL are from Canada, two teams are reaping the benefits of their global outreach and, in turn, have improved the league’s brand among the global hockey community.

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Saints Soucy, Morris hoping to carry on Spruce Grove tradition

by Chris Roberts
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Carson Soucy - Spruce Grove Saints

Photo: Spruce Grove Saints defenseman Carson Soucy (R) is a 2013 prospect from the AJHL who is on the radar of NHL scouts (courtesy of Gord Montgomery Spruce Grove Examiner/Sun Media)

The AJHL's Spruce Grove Saints have produced a plethora of well-known NHL players. Starting with Mark Messier, who played for the team when they were known as the Mets in 1976-77, the organization has continued to develop quality players – Stu Barnes, Mike Comrie and Steven Reinprecht to name a few.

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MacKinnon, Jones hold down top two spots in the ISS December prospect rankings

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Sean Monahan - Ottawa 67's

Photo: Ottawa 67's forward Sean Monahan has been a bright spot in what has otherwise been a tough season for the 67's franchise (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

It isn't a major surprise that 2013 NHL Draft prospects Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones have been named captains of the two squads of draft hopefuls taking part in the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. The two players hold the #1 and #2 positions in the December rankings released by International Scouting Services, as they have for each of the rankings reports released this season by ISS.

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Calderone having some success early in USHL career

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Tony Calderone - Sioux Falls Stampede

Photo: Sioux Falls Stampede forward Tony Calderone is a 2013-eligible who has committed to attend Princeton (courtesy of Chad Phillips)

For the first player chosen in the 2012 USHL Draft, the biggest difficulty that Tony Calderone has had while playing with the Sioux Falls Stampede this season is getting to loose pucks.

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Top Prospect Game rosters showcase wealth of 2013 talent

by Kevin Forbes
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Adam Erne - Quebec Remparts

Photo: Quebec Remparts scorer Adam Erne will play for Team Orr at the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, the first time in nearly two decades that this event has taken place in Atlantic Canada (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

"Nate or Seth" might not have the same ring to it that "Taylor or Tyler" had a couple years ago, but phonetics aside, Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones find themselves in a similar situation to Hall and Seguin before them: competing to be the first player drafted in the upcoming NHL Draft.

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