Blackhawks Prospect Updates

On Friday, the NHL cancelled more games (this time thru Nov. 1). So, with the exception of the charity game on Oct. 26, there will be no action from the big boys for at least a couple more weeks.

With that in mind, let’s once again check in with some of the organization’s top prospects.

Here are updates on the prospects not playing in Rockford to date.

Phillip Danault, C, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
12 games, 11 goals, 9 assists, 20 points
Danault was featured on the Blackhawks’ site on Friday.

Mark McNeill, F, Prince Albert (WHL)
11 games, 4 goals, 6 assists, 10 points
On Oct. 12, McNeill was featured on Yahoo! Sports Canada.

Teuvo Teravainen, F, Jokerit (SM-liiga)
13 games, 2 goal, 4 assists, 6 points

Dillon Fournier, D, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
6 games, 3 goals, 1 assist, 4 points

Alex Broadhurst, F, London (OHL)
8 games, 4 goals, 3 assists, 7 points

Vince Hinostroza, F, Waterloo (USHL)
4 games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 5 points
Hinostroza was named to the roster for the U.S. Junior Select Team that will compete in the 2012 World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on November 5-11

Joakim Nordstrom, F, AIK (SEL)
10 games, 3 goal, 2 assist, 5 points

Stephen Johns, D, Notre Dame
3 games, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points

Kevin Hayes, F, Boston College
1 game, 0 points

Justin Holl, D, U. of Minnesota
1 game, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points

Chris Calnan, F, South Shore (EJHL)
10 games, 7 goals, 9 assists, 16 points

Terry Broadhurst, F, Toledo (ECHL)
1 game, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point

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5 Responses to Blackhawks Prospect Updates

  1. wall says:

    Calnan and Fournier- sleepers.

    Tab, How will the NHL Draft play out next summer- If there is no season??
    No Draft?
    Draft Order if there is a draft?

  2. nathan says:

    Wall,

    Last time around they held a draft lottery which saw the Penguins come out winners drafting Sidney Crosby. The Hawks drafted 7th that year taking Jack Skille; which isn’t so terrible if you look at the rest of the first round. It seems their biggest miss was Anze Kopitar – drafted 11th or Devin Setoguchi – drafted 8th. Anyone else of note was drafted too late in the round to consider it a miss by the Hawks.

    On the prospect front, I’m most excited about Danault. I saw him last year at the prospects tournament in Oshawa 3 times and he is something. For whatever reason people see numbers and assume future stardom (ex. B. Saad) and while Danault has good numbers so far this year it’s how noticable he is on the ice that gives me the confidence to say he’ll be a player. The same is true of Shaw; at the tournament he and Danault were clear standouts on the ice, while playes like McNeil and Saad were less so.

    Living in Quebec City, I’m looking forward to watch Danault when the Tigers come in to play the Ramparts. I’ll also make the trip to Victoriaville to watch when Danault will be lined up against Nathan MacKinnon (frontrunner for no.1 overall 2013).

  3. wall says:

    Nathan- thanks

  4. Morrison says:

    Who does Danault play like the most, Bolland?

    What would be the best line for him, 3rd linewing.

  5. Tim G says:

    To elaborate on what nathen said, it would be a lottery and each team would get a certain number of balls in the lottery based on playoff appearences the last 3 years, and whether or not you have had the #1 pick in the last 3 years. so the breakdown for the #1 pick would be as follows….

    3 Balls (no #1 picks or playoff appearances in the last 3 years): Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, Calgary Flames, Columbus Blue Jackets, Toronto Maple Leafs, NY Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes, Winnipeg Jets (24 total)

    2 Balls (One #1 picks or playoff appearance in the last 3 years): Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers (10 total)

    1 Ball (2 or 3 #1 picks or playoff appearance in the last 3 years) : Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Phoenix Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, New Jersey Devils, NY Rangers, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals (17 total)

    So there will be 51 balls in the lotto. If odds hold true, we should end up between 14 and 30. But the second round is snaked, so Pick 30 is also pick 31.

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