Top prospects at Hlinka tournament
August, 19, 2013
By Corey Pronman | ESPN Insider
Claus Andersen/Getty ImagesAaron Ekblad is on his way to being a top-five pick in the 2014 NHL draft.The Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament wrapped up with Canada winning its sixth straight gold medal at the tournament. But perhaps more important, the event provided the hockey season's first look at some of the top draft-eligible prospects for 2014.
Here are some notes on some of the big names who played well at the event based on my conversations with scouts in attendance and watching video of a couple of games.