2013 NHL Draft: Ranking the 10 Biggest Surprises from This Year's Event

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2013 NHL Draft: Ranking the 10 Biggest Surprises from This Year's Event
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The 2013 NHL draft is in the books. A Sunday afternoon filled with significant roster alterations featured stunning developments that could alter the outcome of seasons for years to come. 

The action in Newark occurred days after a tremendous postseason wrapped up with Chicago claiming the Stanley Cup. The league recovered well from a lockout that alienated hockey fans across North America, and the draft presented an opportunity for the NHL to take another step forward while welcoming in the newest crop of playmakers.

As the event unfolded, surprises loomed large. Here's a peek at portions of the afternoon that turned heads.

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