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Monday, June 29, 2009
NHL draft first-round impact on NCAA

By Inside College Hockey

The first round of this year's NHL draft was busier for players with college ties than it was in 2008, when a scant four players were among the first 30 selections, but nowhere near as busy as the 2007 first round, when 11 players with college ties were chosen.

Below is a rundown of the collegiate prospects who were first-rounders in this year's draft. For the complete list of picks, check out ESPN.com's complete draft coverage.

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