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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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

by Josh Deitell

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

by Tom Schreier

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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Ouellet, Drouin, Mantha named QMJHL stars of the week

by League Press Release

Jonathan Drouin - Halifax Mooseheads

Photo: Halifax Mooseheads forward and 2013 NHL Draft prospect Jonathan Drouin is scoring at a more than two-points-per-game pace so far in the 2012-13 season (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Xavier Ouellet, Jonathan Drouin and Anthony Mantha were named today, the TELUS three stars of the week for October 22nd to October 28, 2012.

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Vanderwiel aims for A-list draft status

by Jason Menard

Danny Vanderwiel - Plymouth Whalers

Photo: Plymouth Whalers forward Danny Vanderwiel has so far seen limited action in his first year of NHL Draft eligibility (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

NHL’s Central Scouting may have ranked him as a C-level prospect in its early ratings, but has only served to motivate the Plymouth Whalers’ Danny Vanderwiel to prove that he’s more suited to the A-list.

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Off the Radar: Lipon reigns supreme as chairman of the board in WHL

by Mike Farkas

J.C. Lipon - Kamloops Blazers

Photo: Kamloops Blazers forward J.C. Lipon has been passed over in a couple of NHL Drafts, but is making a strong case for his inclusion in the 2013 edition (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Despite being passed over in the NHL Draft, even passed over in the WHL Bantam Draft, J.C. Lipon leads the Western Hockey League in scoring and is a driving force behind the Kamloops Blazers' torrid start.

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