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By the numbers -- the first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft

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Team officials gather for the first round of the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


14 -- Number of Canadian-born players. (Though William Nylander, picked eighth by Toronto, plays internationally for Sweden.)

5 -- Number of American-born players. The first one wasn’t taken until the Red Wings selected Dylan Larkin with the 15th pick.

2 -- Number of Russian-born players. Nikita Scherbak and Nikolay Goldobin went 26th and 27th to Montreal and San Jose, respectively.

25 -- Number of forwards drafted, with just five defenseman and no goalies. Last year, the split was 21 forwards and nine d-men. In 2012, it was 15 forwards, 13 d-men, and two goalies.

7 -- Number of players listed at 200 pounds or more. Nicholas Ritchie (Anaheim, No. 10) is the heaviest, at 226. Nikolaj Ehlers (Winnipeg, No. 9) is the lightest, at 162.

186.1 -- The average weight of each draftee.

19 -- Number of players listed at six foot or higher. The three tallest players -- Aaron Ekblad, Travis Sanheim, and Alex Tuch -- are 6-foot-3. The shortest players (four of them) are 5-foot-10.

10 -- Number of OHL products, the most of any league. The WHL was second among the three CHL leagues, with nine. The QMJHL had just one player selected (Ehlers, Halifax).