The 2013 NHL draft is firmly in the rear view now, with top draftees already inking their entry-level deals and heading out to development camps around North America. That leaves plenty of spotlight for the kids that are due to be drafted in 2014.
Who will be the next Seth Jones or Nathan MacKinnon? Can Aaron Ekblad rise to the top of the draft class where Jones fell?
Will Leon Draisaitl become the highest drafted German ever?
There is a whole year ahead for these kids to answer any and all questions about their abilities. This is an early look at a handful of players that could be selected first overall at the 2014 NHL draft.
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