Before they made the first of their two picks in the fourth round, the Blackhawks traded down.
Chicago send the 95th overall pick to the New York Islanders in exchange for the 110th overall pick and a sixth round pick in 2017.
- With the 110th overall selection in the 2016 NHL Draft, the Blackhawks selected Swedish defenseman Lucas Carlsson.
Listed at 6-0 and 190 pounds, Carlsson had nine points in 35 games for Brynäs in the SHL last season. Stunningly, the Blackhawks take one of the top Swedish defense prospects in the draft.
Carlson’s pre-draft rankings:
Ranked #74 by Hockeyprospect.com
Ranked #162 by ISS Hockey
Ranked #96 by Future Considerations
Ranked #97 by McKeen’s Hockey
Ranked #15 by NHL Central Scouting (EU Skaters)
- With the 113th overall selection in the 2016 NHL Draft, the Blackhawks selected center Nathan Noel.
Listed at 6-0 and 190 pounds, Noel scored 21 goals with 36 assists in 61 games for the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL last season.
From Elite Prospects:
“A hard-working offensive forward that seems to compliment his linemates, whoever they may be. Good hockey sense and creativity in the offensive end. Very good puck possession skills; good hands to stay slippery, and a non-stopping motor that bodes nicely with his skating agility. Keen awareness on the ice lets him slip into good scoring positions where he can either pass the puck or tap home a goal. All-in-all, a guy who has a high level of skill and can be relied upon in situations where you need to strike quickly or run down the clock with a lead. (Curtis Joe, EP 2015)”