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Three 2014 NHL draft eligible forwards sign with OHL teams, leaving NCAA commitments

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- The CHL has gained three notable 2014 NHL Draft eligible forwards in recent weeks with Nick Magyar, Christian Dvorak and Conor McGlynn signing with OHL teams.

Former Ohio State recruit Magyar has signed with the Kitchener Rangers, Dvorak, who had committed to the University of Wisconsin, has signed with the London Knights and Boston College lost McGlynn to the Kingston Frontenacs.

By opting to play major junior, they have lost their NCAA eligibility.

Magyar split the 2012-13 season between the Sioux City Musketeers and the US National Team Development Program (USNTDP) in the USHL. Prior to jumping to the USHL, he spent time with the Cleveland Barons. The Mentor, OH product was drafted by the Rangers in the 12th round of the 2012 OHL Priority Selection.

Dvorak spent the bulk of the 2012-13 campaign with the Chicago Mission (MWEHL) where he amassed 35 goals and 92 points in 58 games. He also played 9 games with the Chicago Steel (USHL), registering 2 goals and 5 points. The forward was the Knights eighth round pick in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection.

McGlynn also played in the USHL last year, suiting up for the Sioux City Musketeers. The pivot scored 7 goals and 10 points in 48 games. The Oakville, ON native was drafted by the Frontenacs in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection.

Former Flames defenceman Al MacInnis' son Ryan also chose to go the CHL route in recent weeks, signing with the Kitchener Rangers.

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