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2015 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Russia/KHL 2013 draft review

by Alessandro Seren Rosso
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Russia/KHL 2013 draft review

Photo: Dallas Stars prospect Valeri Nichushkin was the first Russian player chosen at the 2013 NHL Draft, going 10th overall to the Stars (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

The number of players drafted out of the KHL at the 2013 NHL Draft wasn’t large, but confirmations and surprises were there as always in each NHL Draft. The scarce number of players coming out of the top Russian league is due not only to the infamous “Russian Factor”, but also to the fact that many junior players are now playing in the CHL, something that wasn’t happening as often until recent years.

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Sweden 2013 draft review

by Chapin Landvogt
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Sweden 2013 draft review

Photo: The Carolina Hurricanes’ top pick at the 2013 NHL Draft, Elias Lindholm, was the first player from Sweden off the board (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

On June 30th, Sweden saw 25 of its citizens, two of which spent this past season in North America, and a total of 26 players from its own leagues picked by NHL teams at the 2013 NHL Draft.

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New York Rangers 2013 draft review

by Leslie Treff
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New York Rangers 2013 draft review

Photo: Forward Adam Tambellini was the first selection the New York Rangers made in the 2013 NHL Draft. Tambellini was selected in the third round, 65th overall. (courtesy of Jamie Squire/Getty)

There was none of the usual flurry of trade activity at the New York Rangers table during the 2013 NHL Draft. The Rangers went into the draft with only five mid-to late-round selections, and while New York would have loved to move up into the top two rounds, the asking price was too high.

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QMJHL 2013 draft review

by Kevin Forbes
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QMJHL 2013 draft review

Photo: Halifax Mooseheads teammates Jonathan Drouin (L) and Nathan MacKinnon (C) were two of the top three picks at the 2013 NHL Draft, along with Aleksander Barkov (R) (courtesy of Rich Graessle/Icon SMI)

The 2013 draft eligible class from the QMJHL was touted as being one of the strongest in recent memory, and they certainly lived up to that billing at the NHL Draft.

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Phoenix Coyotes 2013 draft review

by Brad Gardner
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Phoenix Coyotes 2013 draft review

Photo: Coyotes 12th overall pick Max Domi was the team’s third consecutive first round pick to have a father that played in the NHL (courtesy of Rich Graessle/Icon SMI)

The Phoenix Coyotes made six selections at the 2013 NHL Draft, primarily improving the center depth in the pipeline while still adding depth to the strengths in goal and on defense. The Coyotes draft class does not feature a lot of size, but each of the players makes up for it by competing hard and being willing to throw their weight around anyway.

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