Three Blackhawks prospects recently received postseason honors from their respective conferences.
In Hockey East, Notre Dame forward Vince Hinostroza was named a first team all-star, and Vermont defenseman Mike Paliotta was named a second team all-star. Paliotta and Vermont are still alive in the Hockey East playoffs, which continue with semi-final action in Boston on Friday night.
Denver defenseman Nick Mattson was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the NCHC. Mattson led North Dakota defensemen in scoring with 15 points (three goals, 12 assists) in 19 conference games. He is a management major with a GPA above of 3.9.