The Blackhawks started the fifth round of the 2016 NHL Draft with two picks, but only made one.
With the 143rd overall selection, the Blackhawks selected forward Mathias From.
From, a 6-1, 190 pound left wing from Denmark had one goal and one assist in four games representing his country at the U20 World Junior Champoinships last season. He will be 19 in mid-December.
“A strong transitional forward with solid offensive and defensive upside. Defensively, always active and keeps himself mobile to make sure he’s in a good spot to keep the opposition on their toes. Sees lanes well and is excellent at taking pucks away and moving them up the ice for scoring chances. Offensively, he drives to the net and has a great shot. Definitely not afraid of the physical side of the game, and can play that all-important power role. Mathias From is a multidimensional buzzsaw that has the drive and skill to net wins and contribute in multiple areas of the game.”
Ranked #86 by Hockeyprospect.com
Ranked #74 by ISS Hockey
Ranked #116 by McKeen’s Hockey
Ranked #26 by NHL Central Scouting (EU Skaters)
The Hawks initially owned the 144th overall selection as well, but traded it to St. Louis for a fifth round pick in 2017. Chicago now owns three picks in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Draft, which will be held at the United Center.
— General Fanager (@generalfanager) June 25, 2016