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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Nathan MacKinnon tops first ISS draft rankings for 2013

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Nathan MacKinnon - Halifax Mooseheads

Photo: Halifax Mooseheads' forward Nathan MacKinnon is so far meeting expectations that he is the top prospect for the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

International Scouting Services has released their first ranking of the top prospects for the 2013 NHL Draft.  Hockey's Future is pleased to bring you the Top 30 prospects from the October ranking, plus the risers and fallers from the first month of 2012-13 action.

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Scout’s Perch: Cammarata a talented prospect in a small package

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Taylor Cammarata - Waterloo Blackhawks

Photo: Waterloo Blackhawks forward Taylor Cammarata, shown here competing at the 2012 All-American Propsects Game, is one of the more offensively talented American prospects for the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Most of the hockey world is on pins and needles waiting for the lockout to end, but you wouldn’t know it sitting inside Young Arena in Waterloo, Iowa. The team mascot, a large bird named Tommy Hawk with a big Domino's Pizza logo on the back of his jersey, riled up the cowbell-waving fans of the hometown Blackhawks in the stands while others grabbed beer and leafed through the game program, reading about their opponent, the Youngstown Phantoms. Hockey lives on.

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Video: 2012 All-American Prospects Game – Ryan Fitzgerald

by Ken McKenna
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2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game - Ryan Fitzgerald

Photo: Ryan Fitzgerald, a forward for the Valley Junior Warriors of the EJHL, had a memorable CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game as he tallied three assists and copped MVP honors at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

It is unlikely that a quick scan of the rosters for the 2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game by the average observer would have produced much more than a shrug when coming across the name, Ryan Fitzgerald.

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Video: 2012 All-American Prospects Game – Rob McClanahan and Phil Housley

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2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Propsects Game - Rob McClanahan

Photo: Former Olympic hockey star Rob McClanahan talks to the media at the 2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 The two coaches in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game were two names not only associated with the past of the host team, the Buffalo Sabres, but they also carved out their own path to fame in the game of hockey.

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Fitzgerald stars in 5-2 win for Team McClanahan

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2012 CCM/USA All-American Prospects Game - Ryan Fitzgerald

Photo: NHL coaching legend Scotty Bowman presents the Most Valuable Player award to Team McClanahan's Ryan Fitzgerald following his team's 5-2 win at the 2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 The inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game was a qualified success, with the on-ice action helping to overcome what was a sparse crowd attending this prospect showcase, a game that was won by Team McClanahan, 5-2.

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