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2014 NHL Draft: Kapanen, Nylander form European contingent with NHL bloodlines

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2014 NHL Draft: Kapanen, Nylander form European contingent with NHL bloodlines


The NHL Draft has always seen its share of players with family ties but the 2014 edition that took place in Philadelphia this weekend could just as easily have been called Father's Day.



In all, 13 players chosen at this year's draft have fathers whose time in the NHL ran the gamut from a cup of coffee to Hall of Fame careers.

Two of those NHL offspring, Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick Kasperi Kapanen and Toronto Maple Leafs' top pick William Nylander, are not only the sons of former NHL players Sami Kapanen and Michael Nylander, but were actually teammates with their fathers in Finland and Sweden respectively this past season.… read more



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