Blackhawks Prospect Updates

Blackhawks prospects that are playing in juniors and in Europe are already into their regular season(s). Here’s an update of how some of those prospects are doing.

Phillip Danault, C
Victoriaville (QMJHL)
9 games, 11 goals, 5 assists, 16 points

Mark McNeill, F
Prince Albert (WHL)
7 games, 3 goals, 6 assists, 9 points

Teuvo Teravainen, F
Jokerit (SM-liiga)
10 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points

Alex Broadhurst, F
London (OHL)
6 games, 4 goals, 2 assists, 6 points

Dillon Fournier, D
Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
2 games, 0 points

Vince Hinostroza, F
Waterloo (USHL)
2 games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 5 points

Joakim Nordstrom, F
AIK (SEL)
6 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points

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11 Responses to Blackhawks Prospect Updates

  1. Tim G says:

    I’m really excited to see how Danault and McNeil progress. I think they will both make very good NHL players.

    Danault scoring is WAY up early. He had less than 20 goals all last year…
    And McNeil has the frame to be a legit #2 Center (6’1” 210lb)

    Glad to see them clicking early!

  2. wall says:

    Danault has been impressive… Teuvo will be awesome, Broadhurst Interesting #’s so far.

    But Mcneill- I hope I am wrong, but to me he is Kyle Beach 2.0….

    like the scoring line for the Hog’s last game- 4 goals for the line of Hayes-Kruger-Saad…
    now that would be a good 4th line for the Hawks…

    I know we all were jumping on Bowman last 2 years… But if this year never starts…
    and Hawks/Hogs line(s) of Krugs/Saad/Hayes/ and shaw/pirri/Morin get all this xtra time to develop…

    and Cap does go down…. Bowman is gonna look pretty smart/ and Hawks will be in a good place as far as cap room w/ young, cheap talent on board! And one year gained!

  3. Brad Stevenson says:

    I agree Tim…I really like both players…I think Danault will make a special player…maybe not a 100 point producer, but a winner…

    Great analysis Wall…and I agree…no team in the NHL is benefiting more from the lockout than the Blackhawks…injured/concussed players are resting/healing…and all of our abundant talent is playing TOGETHER, maturing and developing their skills…

    Those 2 lines that you mentioned in Rockford could very well be the future of the Blackhawks, and that is pretty inspiring…I love that line of Hayes, Kruger, Saad…and I am pretty stoked about Shaw, Pirri, Morin…

    For all the misses that Stan Bowman has had with NHL talent (via FA and perhaps trades) he appears to have stroked a homer with his drafts and farm development…just the talent in Rockford alone is enough to be bullish on the Hawks future…add to that the players in JR hockey and overseas and it becomes a landslide.

    It is huge that guys like Hayes, Shaw, Kruger and Saad are playing like men amongst boys in Rockford…this is going to help them fit right in at the NHL level whenever it returns…

    As to that, as you speculate Wall, when it does return, there will be some significant changes, and the cap is likely to be one of them…

    Great comments…thanks!

  4. ratboy36 says:

    All these players are the future and it looks bright.If we only had a premium goaltender for the next 5-10 years.Tough talk about McNeil being Beach 2.0 but I couldn’t agree more.At that size he should be in Rockford already if not waiting on the Bigshow.Again I agree though I hope we are wrong.

  5. Rufus T. Firefly says:

    Definitely excited about the talent in the pipeline. Bowman has done outstanding job on this regard. But I think he may have struck out on McNeal. I’m not bullish on his NHL future. Certainly not to the level of a top 6 center at this level.

  6. Tab Bamford says:

    fwiw, Yahoo! Canada posted an article on McNeill this morning. Here’s a link

  7. wall says:

    fwiw, Mcneill- in last nite’s loss was a (-4)…

  8. wall says:

    Mcneill (-4) again in 9-0 loss! Tab, I am pretty sure the guy who wrote that article ( comparing Mcneill to Messier) is Mcneill’s Uncle. lol

  9. Ryan says:

    Tab any updates on Teräväinen’s broken finger. Just reading that it may be 4 weeks. Any info you could add would be greatly appreciated.

  10. Tab Bamford says:

    I’ve only heard the same reports you have, Ryan. Could be up to 4 weeks that he’s sidelined w/ a broken finger.

  11. Ryan says:

    Thanks

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