Blackhawks Make A Trade, Select Mathias From

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.

From EliteProspects:

“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.”

Pre-Draft Rankings:

Ranked #86 by
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.

4 thoughts on “Blackhawks Make A Trade, Select Mathias From

  1. Dean- Hysterical… googled the name/kid… and got some male model… then Shawn… then nothing…. 4th try found him- I like what I read… speed, skates well,
    saw a few hilites… like what I saw.

    Sounds like an over-achiever… who knows- perhaps- one of Noel/From blossom into Shaw type guy!!!

  2. BHawksGuy… who’s on first???

    Besides the obvious – “Cat”… I think this kid will get the 2nd “sniff” in NHL form this draft for Hawks!!! imo

    Watched a long hilite video… guy has great transition speed, dangles like Panarin in tight spaces… ( albeit- looks like he is playing versus some pretty weak sauce)… so maybe combo of he is that good and they are that bad!!!

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