An immigrant to Israel from Kazakhstan could be the first Israeli ever picked in a National Hockey League draft. Max Birbraer, whose family kept its Jewish identity secret when he was a child, is expected to be picked as high as the second round on Saturday. Birbraer was given an exemption in 1999 from serving in the army so he could go to Canada to pursue his career.
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