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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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MacKinnon holds top spot in November ISS draft rankings

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Aleksander Barkov - Finland

Photo: Finnish forward Aleksander Barkov of Tappara held down the third slot for the second consecutive month in ISS's ranking fo the top 2013 NHL Draft prospects (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

International Scouting Services has released their November rankings of the 2013 NHL Draft prospects.  With the exception of Jonathan Drouin's move into the top 5 and Darnell Nurse's rise to the top 10, there is little change from last month's ranking among the top-ranked players in this draft.

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Scout’s Perch: Junior draftees have tough choices to make, plus OHL prospect scouting info

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Ryan Kujawinski - Kingston Frontenacs

Photo: Kingston Frontenacs forward Ryan Kujawinski is a big-bodied center with potential to be a first round selection at the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

The reality of the junior hockey system is that, fairly or not, some teams have it easier than others when it comes to attracting talent.

For the most part, save for Lindrosian dramatics, NHL players sign with the team that drafts them. Such is not always the case in junior hockey, where young players frequently use the leverage available to them to line their talents up with a team of their choosing.

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Subban on path to join siblings as a NHL draftee

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Jordan Subban - Belleville Bulls

Photo: 2013 NHL Draft prospect Jordan Subban is currently leading the OHL's Belleville Bulls in scoring (courtesy of Leon T. Switzer/ Icon SMI)

The names on the back of the jersey may be the same, but each of the talented Subban brothers brings something different to the table. What they share, however, is an unwavering support for each other — and that support, along with two drafts’ worth of experience, is something that defenseman Jordan Subban holds dear.

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Scout’s Perch: McDavid showing signs of becoming “The Real Deal”

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Connor McDavid - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid is just 15 but is already showing signs of becoming a dominant player in the OHL (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

I heard the hype. I read Sid’s praise. I talked to a scout from a successful NHL team who joked that the only way his club would ever have a shot at him would be through winning a ping pong ball lottery, essentially anointing him with 1st overall status almost three years before his draft day.

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Billings develops skills with Janesville before move to USHL

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Jack Billings - Janesville Jets

Photo: Janesville Jets forward Jack Billings is developing his game in the NAHL before setting off on a course for NCAA hockey (courtesy of the NAHL)

After being selected by the Windsor Spitfires in the sixth round of the annual OHL Priority Selection, 17-year-old Jack Billings is now property of three teams.  He plays for the Janesville Jets of the North American Hockey League.  The Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League drafted him.  And now he’s also property of the Spitfires organization.

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