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World Junior Prospect Portfolio – Which Young Guns Blossomed in Buffalo?

As we recover from the yuletide turkey coma and the post new year hangover we are left enjoying another holiday tradition: The World Junior Championship. While success in this tournament does not guarantee prosperity at the NHL level it does serve as a great platform for one to boost their draft stock and audition for their NHL team. Nico Hischier

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Welcome to the Bench: Rinat Valiev

Born: 5/11/1995 (20 years old) Nizhnekamsk, Russia Drafted: 3rd round (68th overall) in 2014 by Toronto Maple Leafs Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (2016) Position: Defense Height: 6’2″ Weight: 208 lbs Shoots: Left HockeyDB Profile The Call-Up March 12, 2016 the Toronto Maple Leafs called up Rinat Valiev on an emergency basis.

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