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Blackhawks Announce Training Camp Roster

On Thursday the Chicago Blackhawks announced the roster of players invited to their NHL training camp. Chicago will open their 2016 training camp on Friday, Sept. 23 at Johnny’s IceHouse West.

Up front, both Brandon Mashinter and Jordin Tootoo will be in the mix for a spot at the bottom of the roster, competing with Dennis Rasmussen.

Here are the prospects invited to camp:

  • Forwards:
    Spencer Abbott
    Kyle Baun
    Sam Carrick
    Ryan Hartman
    Vince Hinostroza
    Luke Johnson
    Tanner Kero
    Pierre-Cedric Labrie
    Martin Lundberg
    Mark McNeill
    Tyler Motte
    Nick Schmaltz
  • Defensemen:
    Carl Dahlstrom
    Gustav Forsling
    Dillon Fournier
    Robin Norell
    Cam Schilling
    Nolan Valleau
  • Goaltenders:
    Mac Carruth
    Lars Johansson

Here are the free agents invited to camp (** – drafted but unsigned prospects):

  • Forwards:
    Tyler Barnes
    Radovan Bondra**
    Bryn Chyzyk
    John Dahlstrom**
    Alex DeBrincat**
    Chris DeSousa
    Jake Dowell
    Alexandre Fortin
    Graham Knott**
    Jeremy Langlois
    Trevor Mingoia
    Evan Mosey
    Nathan Noel**
    Roy Radke**
  • Defensemen:
    Jonathan Carlsson
    Nick Mattson
  • Goaltenders:
    Jake Hildebrand
    Eric Levine

17 thoughts on “Blackhawks Announce Training Camp Roster

  1. That,s a wack of players fighting for 3 spots!!!!! Nothing more than dangling the carrot in front of their noses .

  2. Click the link. It’s training camp. Tab listed prospects only. He’s assuming Schmaltz makes the club…or just forgot. The whole NHL team makes the camp roster

  3. Jake Dowell is far more useful as a spare/13th forward (or 4th line) than either Mashinter or Tootoo. Dowell can kill penalties, is excellent at face offs, and is as “tough” as either one of those goofs.

  4. I know this isn’t related to your story. But Tab can we get an up on Marian Hossa. He was taken to the hospital and didnt play in the 3rd of Team Europe’s game tonight. Took a puck off the skate at one point, but all I have read is specualtion on what it could be.

  5. Hope that Hossa will be better this year than he was tonight for Team Europe! I see him play tonight in real and Ouffff he looks older and slower.

  6. Respectfully, you left off a lot of guys, not the least of which is Kempny and Schmaltz who both are almost certain to make the team. Also, the more I read and see about Tootoo, the more he seems like a solid blue collar locker room guy. He the most throw-himself-on-a-grenade guy they have on the roster. Keith and Seabrook insisted that he be acquired. It will be an interesting camp. McNeill also deserves a chance.

  7. You can actually go to the Hawks official site and print it off. Pretty handy to have a hard copy to refer to.

    Just a side note. I spoke with someone in the organization about 3 weeks ago and I brought up tryout possibilities, I was told not this year, they, meaning Stan and company, are totally committed to giving the kids a chance and seeing who steps up and grabs the opportunity presented.

    They believe Schmaltz, Hartman, Hinostroza and Motte are very close to being NHL ready. That is not breaking new ground, the same names we’ve heard all summer since Prospect camp.

  8. Pretty sure they feel kempny and pokka ready for the nhl too. Kempny will probably start with the blackhawks and pokka may if not everybody healthy but will certainly will get an opportunity to play in chicago at some point this year.

  9. With the US eliminated, Kane will be at camp earlier than Hossa, Toews, Crawford, Kruger, Hjalmarsson. He probably won’t be there this weekend, however. Same goes for Kempny.

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