Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Camp This Week

Hartman DraftWhen the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks host their 2013 Prospect Camp this week, some recent draft choices will be in attendance. The roster will include 51 prospects.

Among those expected to attend are forwards Kevin Hayes, Mark McNeill, Phillip Danault, Garret Ross, Vincent Hinostroza, Chris Calnan, Alex Broadhurst, Maxime Shalunov and 2013 Draft selections Ryan Hartman, John Hayden, Luke Johnson, and Anthony Louis.

Defensemen Stephen Johns, Dillon Fournier, Carl Dahlstrom, Michael Paliotta, Robin Norell, Sam Jardine and Justin Holl are expected to attend. In goal, Antti Raanta, Mac Carruth, Brandon Whitney and Kent Simpson are on the roster.

Teuvo Teravainen is not expected to be in attendance.

Free agent Jake Chelios, son of Chris, will be at the Hawks’ prospect camp while his brother Dean attends the Wings’ camp in Traverse City this week.

The camp will be at Johnny’s IceHouse West from Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12. Click here for the complete on-ice schedule.

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53 Responses to Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Camp This Week

  1. 2013champs says:

    I’d like to know a reason why Teuvo’s not attending if anyone has info.

  2. wall says:

    Ditto!!!

    Tab- can you get to work on that? why no TT??

  3. Kevin says:

    For as many people that say Teuvo was this huge steal at the draft and is expected to break the lineup sooner than later, I’m surprised he’s not attending.

  4. Tab Bamford says:

    TT is staying in Europe, so not attending isn’t a huge surprise.

    However, this might be a try-out for Johns to leave ND for Rockford.

  5. wall says:

    My only guess- He was by far the a Man among boys last year… Hawks know how good he is- and are just waiting for scouts to give the green light!!! or Hawks think so much of him that he will be invited only to BIG BOY CAMP!!!

  6. wall says:

    Tab- does this mean TT will be invited to Pro camp? I know he is still 1-2 yrs. away most likely… but If he completely shines- Maybe???

  7. Tab Bamford says:

    TT is in Europe until further notice.

  8. wilmer girard quebec city qc canada says:

    LUKE CURADI with a very good program skating wille be a good player in NHL .

  9. Champs2013 says:

    Staying in Europe is not a reason why. Do you know why he’s not coming or not? Why would he not be at this camp when every other prospect will be? And he attended last year. It wasnt a difficult question, either you know or you don’t. It is a huge surprise when your top prospect isn’t attending prospect camp.

  10. wall says:

    Champs2013- take it easy on Tab- we don’t pay him enough to be a Pulitzer prize winning author/reporter-

    I suspect TT is not really considered a Prospect- Hawks are just waiting for the right time for him to gain 10-15 lbs. and $$$ and contracts line up for the Hawk’s Rotating core(s) of players…

    Perhaps he will get shot at Pro Camp… or he is working in his “Army Duties” in Finland.

    But I am very interested in reason too!

  11. Mox says:

    It is possible that no one outside of the Hawks brass knows why TT isn’t attending. I doubt it’s a reason to fret, or attack the person who runs this site. When Tab knows, he’ll pass it on. Like always.

  12. Tab Bamford says:

    The Hawks haven’t had all of their top prospects at this camp on a number of occasions over the last few years for various reasons. Stephen Johns hasn’t attended the last 2 years for example. The kid is staying in Europe this year so him not attending isn’t a deal-breaker imo.

  13. Ernie says:

    Was watching NHL 36 on NHL network today. Their was a clip where they had Rocky and John McDonagh talking. McDonagh told Wirtz one of their prospects who will be 19, they were hopeful to sign and put him in Rockford. McDonagh said he was watching him on YouTube and he had “crazy skill”. They didn’t drop a name but the only one I could think of that fits the bill would be Teuvo…anyone else see that?

  14. Sr. Brad says:

    I think the reason may very well lie with how well he performed last year…there really isn’t a reason to bring him back this year…plus this year’s camp is loaded with players that need to show their stuff, and without TT it may clear some important minutes for one of the other players to step up…Garret Ross anyone??? This year’s Andrew Shaw?

    This is going to be very fun…I would sure love to see Johns in Rockford at some point this season…at the start of the year would be great…besides Ross, I am very interested to see how Raanta, Danualt and McNeil do at camp…them and Dillon Fournier who had a great season in the Quebec Jr. league…

  15. PaulieT says:

    Hey – what’s up with Drew LeBlanc?

  16. Dave says:

    Tab said what I was about to say that Steven Johns didn’t attend the last 2 and the Hawks are high on him. Can we please cool it on TT? As far as I’m concerned, Tab answered the TT question.

  17. Morrison says:

    I picked up on that too.. Donagh did stat that.

    Yea, thats right. Hes not going to play in anymore prospectcamps. Teuvo, Saad, etc. stood out bigtime in the ’12 camp. Theres nothing left for him to prove there. I think Danault stands out this camp. Teuvo is gearing up to play really good at training camp, like Smith, then Morin, then Saader did in recent yrs…

    Can Teuvo be signed to his 4yr elc (its 4 now not 3, right?) during the season & play in less than 8 games so it doesnt count against any elc yrs, regardless if he plays the regular season in jokerit. We dont want to waste even 1 yr of elc unless he is going to play at least the second 40(games) & playoffs.

    I saw Teuvo play in lake placid a few weeks after prospect camp (17 yrs old) and he looked like a wicked passer. He should be there again in august. When his mom and sister saw me, his sister got really pumped when she saw my blackhawks hat.

    Moar fuel to the fire.

  18. Pete says:

    I was just checking the salary cap numbers and they look very tight with Kruger still not signed. I am going to throw something out here that will be controversial. I am certainly not advocating this, but I am wondering if anyone thinks the Hawks might be trying to trade Crawford. If they did, they could use Raanta to back up Khaby, save salary this year and avoid a bigger salary cap problem next year when Crawford becomes a free agent. I am not advocating this, but when I was crunching the salary cap numbers this idea occurred to me. Anyone have any thoughts on whether its possible.

  19. Morrison says:

    Crow is not going anywhere, man. Not anytime soon.

  20. Andrew Raven says:

    Pete, the Hawks still have $2.5M in cap space, which is more than enough to get a deal with Kruger done. Remember he’s an RFA and not an UFA. He won’t get more than 2M/year on a two or three-year deal. In 2010, we had no choice but to get rid of Niemi in order to keep Hammer (largely because of the Sharks and to a lesser extent because of Niemi’s stupid agent). In 2013 it’s a whole different story: CC is not going anywhere. No trade is going to happen!

    Also, the Hawks will get rid of Brookbank (and hopefully Carcillo) and free up some additional cap space (1.25M+Carcillo’s?) The Hawks are in a great position and thanks to the Bowmans, McDonough etc. our future looks very bright.

    More great years are yet to come provided our core guys stay healthy.

  21. Sr. Brad says:

    Yeah Pete, Andrew has that situation explained out well…no reason to worry at all…Bowman has this figured out…as Morrison said, CC isn’t going anywhere this coming season…next year? Who knows…

  22. Pete says:

    Glad to hear it. My concern was if they pay Kruger the well deserved 2m, and add Ben Smith 500k, your maxed out. Even if you replace Brookbank with Clendening that only saves 300k and Carcillo only makes around 800k, so your not saving much by replacing him. My concern is that things look very tight and don’t GM’s need some room under the cap(even minimal room) in order to move players around/up from Rockford. I really want CC to stay. It was just a concern when crunching the numbers coupled with the realization that things got a lot tighter when they signed Khabibulin.

  23. wall says:

    Tab- any rumors or thoughts about…

    just read that TT’s Jokerit Team is moving from Finnish league to the KHL 2014-15
    does this have any impact on TT (perhaps staying more KHL $$$- or leaving sooner for NHL)???

    Anyone know or reading into Finnish/Jokerit sites???

  24. Rufus T. Firefly says:

    Teuvo could be staying in Europe for multiple reasons. I think the Hawks already know what they have here and are extremely excited for his future. Let him stay with this current workout routine and the like. He’ll be here soon enough for good. The wildcard is his required 2 year military requirement. Maybe he has begun to serve that in the background? I have no idea how that would work.

    I’m most interested to see Danault and McNeal. Both I suspect will play a role at some point for the 2013-14 Hawks.

    Finally, I have a hunch we are going to see Bowman make another trade. As in removing somebody. It’s almost got to be the case with the Cap. And it won’t be Bollig, because I happen to think he role steps up next season. Take a peek at the Blues and Wild goon additions as proof behind that theory.

  25. Kubs59 says:

    Your thoughts have merit, … keep in mind that the Blue Jackets are giving every indication that they’re “all in” with the addition of Horton. The League is definitely going to have a different feel to it. Let’s not kid ourselves this Cup was won on skill, and unless I was watching a different final the Bruins were gassed at game 6 and it was a mercy that it didn’t go 7.

  26. JS says:

    Ahh yes, Bollig is going to prevent the goons from being goons. We have come full circle.

    I believe TT signed a 2 year contract last year, not sure if that is part of the reason he isn’t here. Either way, he will be one day and it will be wonderful.

  27. Ratboy36isaLeaf says:

    T2 is a little too good for prospect Camp,Id say put him in Rockford this season.Hes gotta be ready.

  28. JS says:

    They don’t get to make that decision, Ratboy. I doubt you seem him in America until next summer at the earliest. I’ve been wrong before though.

  29. Mox says:

    I love how people sleep on Carruth too. Be willing to bet he out-performs Raanta this week…just wait.

  30. Ratboy36isaleaf says:

    JS your most likely correct on this.
    Mox, I agree completely normally but after this season.fans have started to pay attention to Carruth.Though I’ve never been more happy with our depth in Masks.Raanta and Carruth will steal the show.

  31. Tab Bamford says:

    According to Tim Sassone, 2013 #1 pick Ryan Hartman won’t be on the ice at prospect camp because he’s still recovering from shoulder surgery.

  32. Tab Bamford says:

    re: Teravainen – Tracey Myers tweeted on Monday morning that Teravainen is training w/ Finland’s U20 team in New York in August. So to minimize trips back & forth from home, he’s not at Blackhawks camp this week. He doesn’t have a contract from the Blackhawks yet and is playing at home again this year, so, again, this shouldn’t be a deal-breaker.

  33. wall says:

    Tab, any one talking about why Kruger contract is taking so long?

    also- any one reporting how Jokerit to KHL may effect TT’s next move???

    can FEL signed player opt out of his Finnish contract? Or is each contract different?

  34. Tim G says:

    Wall- last i saw… which was before the weekend, We had given him the RFA Qualifying offer for 1 year, but he wants a 2 or 3yr deal. With our log jam of Center prospects (Danualt, Pirri, McNeil, LeBlanc, T.T, Hayes) I think its HIGHLY unlikly he gets a 3 year deal from us.

    I would like to think we will make a 2 year deal work for both sides, but I haven’t heard anything else other than what i found last week. The blurb that was on NBC Sports said that more talks were scheduled for Tomorrow (Tuesday), so maybe something comes out of that.

    http://www.nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/40032837/ns/sports-player_news/

  35. wall says:

    Thanks Tim-

    I am kinda surprised Hawks wouldn’t jump on him for 2-3 yr. min…
    then again- it depends on the $$$- if it’s less than $1.5m seems like a steal…
    if it’s around $2M + then I see Hawk’s side–

    but really worried that a Team w/ cap space might offer him $2m+ 3 yr. deal-
    up and coming teams that want a solid 3rd-4th liner

  36. Champs2013 says:

    Tab- thanks for the update on TT. Not trying to be difficult but ppl do care if the kid plays one yr and not the next. If you didn’t know the reason, just say so, you can’t know everything. I think the recent Seguin effect has some fans nervous about highly touted prospects lol.

  37. Tab Bamford says:

    @Champs2013 – the Hawks’ patience w/ 88 should give all fans the confidence that the organization has more of a clue than Boston…

  38. Tab Bamford says:

    Antti Raanta was held out of the 1st day of prospect camp w/ a minor injury.

  39. Mike says:

    I see Martin St Pierre was signed by Montreal. This guy is a scoring machine in the AHL without much NHL interest. Had 99 points for Norfolk a few years back. He was second in scoring on Rockford last season. Wonder why he never made it to the NHL

  40. Tab Bamford says:

    St. Pierre signed a one-year, two-way deal w/ the Habs.

  41. Champs2013 says:

    Tab- Re: seguin/88. So far so good with Kaner and how they handled him. The book isn’t completely written yet on him but it looks good now. The hawks have done an INCREDIBLE job in player development under Bowman. We as fans need to keep our eyes and ears open to watch for red flags. TT not attending without a valid reason given makes our radar go off a bit. We should trust but not be naive as a fan base, it’s only natural. Again, thanks for all the info you provide the rabid fan base.

  42. Ratboy36isaLeaf says:

    Good for St Pierre,bad for my Hogs.Thought he played a solid game every night.

  43. Sr. Brad says:

    Ratboy, St. Pierre was a good Icehog’s player, but not great…he’s not a prolific passer and doesn’t play physical…plus he’s not the greatest linemate. This move will actually benefit the Blackhawks, but hurt the Icehogs in the standings…

    There are a lot of good wingers coming through the system right now, and need to play on the top 2 lines…

  44. Mike says:

    Here is my opening night 23 man lineup.
    The only assumption is Kruger signing at $1.8mm

    Bicks/Toews/Kane
    Sharp/Zues/Hossa
    Saad/Kruger/Smith
    Morin/Shaw/Hayes
    Scratches: Bollig/Pirri

    Seabs/Kieth
    Hammer/Oduya
    Leddy/Rosy
    Scratch: Clendenning

    Crow
    Bulin

    Cap geek has this line up (assuming 1.8 for Kruger) about $500k under cap.

  45. Tab Bamford says:

    @Mike – where are Carcillo and Brookbank?

    Until they’re moved, one of Pirri/Hayes/Morin + Clendening are starting the season in Rockford. Smith & Bollig have one-way deals this season, so they get an NHL roster spot financially whether they’re in Chicago or Rockford. Once Kruger signs, we’ll know what their actual cap will look like.

  46. Mike says:

    Tab, I demoted them both. Brookbank’s demotion costs the Cap $325,000 and was taken into account. Carcillo makes less than $925,000 so his demotion does not count against the Cap. I believe this is legal under the new CBA. If not….let me know.

  47. scottie p says:

    Just left the first scrimmage. Man hayden looks like the real deal. Spoke with his mom who said hes off to Yale and the national team tune up in lake placid next. Really excited for him. Louis is soooo tiny buy has exceptional hands. Was sad not to see raanta but danaualt and mcneil looked great. Obrien can fly just like danault too. Looking forwars to the future.

  48. wall says:

    sottie P-
    can you provide some more details of scrimmage??? Would be greatly appreciated!!!

    who was best skater? Fastest? best hands? who scored? best passer/playmaker?

    best d-man?

    thx

  49. wall says:

    scottie-

    how did Shalunov and Simion look???

  50. Scottie p says:

    Best skater looked like danault as far as speed is concerned. Hands HAD TO BE anthony louis. I mean he is tiny but had a beautiful goal around the net showing great hands and he really had the puck on a string the whole day. Lot of people were raving about his handle. McNeil definitely was the best passer of the group. Shalunov looked timid to be honest but had decent size. Simion did not really stand out to me. Ill be there again Friday. Will post again after that. Oh goals, hayden had 2 and really was the best goal scorer/hitter out there. Louis as I said before scored as well. Dahlstrom got one too.

  51. scottie p says:

    Hayden goal and a fight. Danault also fought Svedberg and got handled. Motte also scored and looked really good. McNeil again shined with his passing. Your boy Shalunov looked a little more confident but still didnt impress me. Dahlstrom had some very strong defensive play as well. Goalie O’connor played ok, whistle got lit up. It was another fun day. If you ask me (out of Monday, Wednesday, Friday the days I was there) McNeil looked the most NHL ready, obviously, followed by Hayden and Danault. Hayden really was strong on the puck, good skater, finished around the net, and hit. Really liked him. My little man Louis kind of quiet today. Was a great camp.

  52. Sr. Brad says:

    I am told that Danault has been lights out, and is positioning himself for a shot at the big club this training camp…McNeil has been good, but not great…probably needs one year in Rockford…also, that Hayden is proving to be a steal in the 3rd round…the Bolly trade is looking very good for the Hawks…

  53. MS says:

    I see that Johns is returning to ND instead of going to Rockford. Does anyone know whether he becomes a free agent if he doesn’t sign after the college season?

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