Blackhawks Prospect Camp Preview: Team A

The Blackhawks will host their annual prospect camp starting Sunday, with the next generation of Chicago hopefuls and a mix of some free agents trying to impress coaches and the front office.

Let’s look ahead to the camp with a breakdown of the three rosters for the camp. We’ll begin with Team A, a big roster with players who might be on the radar for a contract in the coming months.

A couple free agents to keep an eye on in this group are defenseman Yannick Rathgeb and forward Daniil Miromanov, both of whom are intriguing prospects with good size.

(bold = players in the Blackhawks organization)

Forward Graham Knott
Forward Graham Knott
  • FORWARDS

Radovan Bondra
Acquired: 2015 NHL Draft – 5th round (#151)
DOB: 1/27/1997 (19)
6-5, 217
2015-16: Vancouver (WHL) – 58 games, 15 goals, 15 assists, 30 points
2016-17: Vancouver (WHL)

Chris Calnan
Acquired: 2012 NHL Draft – 3rd round (#79)
DOB: 5/05/1994 (22)
6-2, 203
2015-16: Boston College (NCAA – Hockey East) – 29 games, 3 goals, 8 assists, 11 points
2016-17: Boston College (NCAA – Hockey East)

Mathias From
Acquired: 2016 NHL Draft – 5th round (#143)
DOB: 12/16/1997 (18)
6-1, 217
2015-16: Rögle BK (SHL) – 16 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 points
2016-17: Rögle BK (SHL)

Graham Knott
Acquired: 2015 NHL Draft – 2nd round (#54)
DOB: 1/13/1997 (19)
6-3, 187
2015-16: Niagara (OHL) – 68 games, 12 goals, 30 assists, 42 points
2016-17: TBD

Nathan Noel
Acquired: 2016 NHL Draft – 4th round (#113)
DOB: 6/21/1997 (19)
5-10, 179
2015-16: Saint John (QMJHL) – 61 games, 21 goals, 36 assists, 57 points
2016-17: TBD

Fredrik Olofsson
Acquired: 2014 NHL Draft – 4th round (#98)
DOB: 5/27/1996 (20)
6-2, 196
2015-16: Omaha (NCAA – NCHC) – 34 games, 8 goals, 9 assists, 17 points
2016-17: Omaha (NCAA – NCHC)

Beau Starrett
Acquired: 2014 NHL Draft – 3rd round (#88)
DOB: 11/01/1995 (20)
6-5, 212
2015-16: Cornell (NCAA – ECAC) – 15 games, 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point
2016-17: Cornell (NCAA – ECAC)

Trey Bradley
DOB: 5/6/1996
5-9, 155
2015-16: Colorado College (NCAA – NCHC) – 33 games, 9 goals, 7 assists, 16 points
2016-17: Colorado College (NCAA – NCHC)

Adam Johnson
DOB: 7/22/1994
6-0, 155
2015-16: Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA – NCHC) – 39 games, 6 goals, 12 assists, 18 points
2016-17: Minnesota-Duluth

Daniil Miromanov
DOB: 7/11/1997
6-4, 185
2015-16: Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) – 64 games, 22 goals, 20 assists, 42 points
2016-17: TBD

Jake Randolph
DOB: 3/8/1994
5-9, 178
2015-16: Omaha (NCAA – NCHC) – 35 games, 9 goals, 13 assists, 22 points
2016-17: Omaha (NCAA – NCHC)

James Sanchez
DOB: 2/25/1998
6-1, 184
2015-16: USNTDP U18 – 25 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points
2016-17: University of Michigan (NCAA – Big Ten)

Jared Thomas
DOB: 2/21/1994
6-1, 200
2015-16: Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA – NCHC) – 39 games, 2 goals, 8 assists, 10 points
2016-17: Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA – NCHC)

Defenseman Dennis Gilbert
Defenseman Dennis Gilbert
  • DEFENSEMEN

Lucas Carlsson
Acquired: 2016 NHL Draft – 4th round (#110)
DOB: 7/05/1997 (19)
6-0, 190
2015-16: Brynäs IF (SHL) – 35 games, 4 goals, 5 assists, 9 points
2016-17: Brynäs IF (SHL)

Dennis Gilbert
Acquired: 2015 NHL Draft – 3rd round (#91)
DOB: 10/30/1996 (19)
6-2, 200
2015-16: Notre Dame (NCAA – Hockey East) – 37 games, 2 goals, 8 assists, 10 points
2016-17: Notre Dame (NCAA – Hockey East)

Jake Massie
Acquired: from CAR via trade – with Dennis Robertson for Joakim Nordstrom and Kris Versteeg (9/11/2015)
DOB: 1/21/1997 (19)
6-5, 172
2015-16: Omaha (USHL) – 44 games, 4 goals, 6 assists, 10 points
2016-17: University of Vermont (NCAA – Hockey East)

Jake Ryczek
Acquired: 2016 NHL Draft – 7th round (#203)
DOB: 3/19/1998 (19)
5-10, 181
2015-16: Waterloo (USHL) – 18 games, 4 goals, 16 assists, 20 points
2016-17: Providence College (NCAA – ECAC)

Mark Auk
DOB: 2/18/1995
6-0, 185
2015-16: Michigan Tech (NCAA – WCHA) – 36 games, 4 goals, 13 assists, 17 points
2016-17: Michigan Tech (NCAA – WCHA)

Johan Ivarsson
DOB: 7/06/1995
6-2, 194
2015-16: Malmö (SHL) – 46 games, 2 goals, 8 assists, 10 points
2016-17: Malmö (SHL)

Sam Piazza
DOB: 2/21/1994
6-0, 202
2015-16: University of Michigan (NCAA – Big Ten) – 16 games, 1 goals, 5 assists, 6 points
2016-17: University of Michigan (NCAA – Big Ten)

Yannick Rathgeb
DOB: 10/24/1995
6-1, 194
2015-16: Fribourg-Gottéron (Swiss-A) – 50 games, 9 goals, 18 assists, 27 points
2016-17: Fribourg-Gottéron (Swiss-A)

  • Goaltenders

Jack Burgart
DOB: 10/24/1995
6-5, 207
2015-16: Weyburn (SJHL) – 43 games, 1.97 GAA, .935 save pct
2016-17: Bemidji State University (NCAA – WCHA)

Collin Delia
DOB: 6/20/1994
6-2, 190
2015-16: Merrimack College (NCAA – Hockey East) – 26 games, 2.96 GAA, .889 save pct
2016-17: Merrimack College (NCAA – Hockey East)

Evgeni Kiselev
DOB: 9/07/1997
6-1, 186
2015-16: Québec Remparts (QMJHL) – 17 games, 3.52 GAA, .898
2016-17: TBD

6 thoughts on “Blackhawks Prospect Camp Preview: Team A

  1. I don’t even know what the SJHL is, but 1.97 GAA, .935 sv % through 43 games seems like a nice stat line in any league. (Jack Burgart)

  2. Tab- From listed at 217 lbs.??? Elite has him @ 187 lbs…???

    Ganderhawk- SJHL – must stand for Shitty Jr. Hockey League- lol
    they are impressive #’s… Usually the lower level the league… the more Scoring for Jrs. anyway!!!

  3. S askatchewan J unior H ockey L.

    6’5″ Jack Burgart was league Goaltender of the year. Won 29 of 43 games with a .935 save %, 1.97 GAA, and 3 shutouts. He’s committed to Bemiji State.

    Maybe someone that’s watching the prospect camp can give us an eyewitness evaluation. Given the apparent talent difference between Team C and A, Jack may have a chance to put on a spectacular show.

  4. Bondra is the gem in this group. Several scouts are very high on him and think he has top 6 potential. Definately a name to watch for.

  5. Miromanov looks like he remains draft eligible based on age; can be be signed to a ELC or do they have to let him go through the draft?

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