Blackhawks: Mid-January Prospect Updates

It’s been a while since we checked in with the Blackhawks prospects, and there has been some intriguing movement since before Christmas.

Chicago had a number of prospects participating in the World Junior Championship, and those numbers are reflected below. Radovan Bondra played in the World Junior Championship, and was promptly traded at the WHL deadline. And Alex DeBrincat continues to be among the top producers in the OHL.

Let’s look around the Hawks’ prospects in junior, Europe and college.

We’ll begin with the prospects not playing college hockey this season.

  • FORWARDS

Maxim Shalunov – Sibir Novosibirsk (KHL)
40 games, 18 goals, 15 assists, 33 points

Alex DeBrincat – Erie Otters (OHL)
38 games, 33 goals, 37 assists, 71 points

Alexandre Fortin – Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
29 games, 10 goals, 21 assists, 31 points

Radovan Bondra – Vancouver Giants (WHL)
Vancouver Giants (WHL): 32 games, 19 goals, 12 assists, 31 points
Prince George Cougars (WHL): 3 games, 2 goals, 3 assists, 5 points
Slovakia (WJC): 5 games, 0 points
Bondra was traded to Prince George on Jan. 10

John Dahlström – Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL): 40 games, 19 goals, 22 assists, 41 points
Sweden (WJC): 8 games, 2 goals, 0 assists, 2 points

Nathan Noel – Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
30 games, 15 goals, 14 assists, 29 points

Graham KnottWindsor Spitfires  (OHL)
Niagara IceDogs (OHL): 14 games, 4 goals, 13 assists, 17 points
Windsor Spitfires (OHL): 18 games, 5 goals, 8 assists, 13 points

Artur Kayumov – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL): 4 games, 0 points
Loko Yaroslavl (MHL): 33 games, 8 goals, 11 assists, 19 points

Roy Radke – Barrie Colts (OHL)
21 games, 8 goals, 10 assists, 18 points
Radke missed 20 games because of an ankle injury.

Mathias From – Rögle BK (SHL)
Rögle BK (SHL): 26 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points
Denmark (WJC): 3 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points

  • DEFENSEMEN

Lucas Carlsson – Brynäs IF (SHL)
Brynäs IF (SHL): 23 games, 1 goals, 4 assist, 5 points
Sweden (WJC): 7 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points

Robin Press – Indy Fuel (ECHL)
Indy Fuel (ECHL) – 16 games, 1 goal, 5 assists, 6 point
Djurgårdens IF (SHL) – 11 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point
Press left the SHL at the end of November

Andreas Söderberg – IK Pantern (Allsvenskan)
35 games, 3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points

Joni Tuulola – HPK (Liiga)
38 games, 2 goal, 6 assist, 8 points

Jake Ryczek – Waterloo (USHL)
26 games, 5 goals, 7 assists, 12 points

Here are updates on the Hawks’ NCAA prospects:

  • FORWARDS

John Hayden – Yale*
17 games, 13 goals, 7 assists, 20 points
* – Hayden is the captain at Yale this season

Chris Calnan – Boston College*
24 games, 3 goals, 8 assists, 11 points
* – Calnan is the captain at Boston College this season

Anthony Louis – Miami (OH)**
22 games, 13 goals, 15 assist, 28 points
** – Louis is an alternate captain at Miami this season

Dylan Sikura – Northeastern
22 games, 12 goals, 21 assists, 33 points

Matt Iacopelli – Western Michigan
20 games, 15 goals, 6 assists, 21 points

Fredrik Olofsson – Omaha
19 games, 6 goals, 7 assists, 13 points

Beau Starrett – Cornell
16 games, 2 goals, 3 assists, 5 points

Jack Ramsey – Minnesota
18 game, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points

  • DEFENSEMEN

Luc Snuggerud – Omaha
24 games, 8 goals, 14 assists, 22 points

Dennis Gilbert – Notre Dame
23 games, 0 goals, 9 assists, 9 points

Ryan Shea – Northeastern
22 games, 1 goal, 5 assists, 6 points

Chad Krys – Boston University
21 games, 2 goal, 3 assists, 5 points

Blake Hillman – Denver
23 games, 0 goals, 5 assists, 5 points

3 thoughts on “Blackhawks: Mid-January Prospect Updates

  1. None of those guys would be considered top prospects – none of them sure things. But a bunch of them have shown enough to be intriguing and give hope that maybe with a little more this or that …

    I guess if I had to pick my favorite to make it to the Hawks it would be Alex Fortin. I just liked the way he skated and found his way into offensive position, albeit in a very limited sample in preseason.

  2. ER-I agree but hopefully one or two of Fortin, DeBrincat, Hayden and possibly Sikura or Bondra make an impact at the NHL level.
    Is there a defenceman in the system that can become a top 4? That’s the better question. Who’s the next Seabrook or Hjalmarsson?

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