Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Updates

While the Blackhawks continue their incredible start to the 2013 season at the NHL level, many of the organization’s top prospects are also enjoying a strong campaign.

Here’s a look at how some of the organization’s top prospects are performing through the end of February.

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  • Forwards

Teuvo Teräväinen, F, Jokerit (SM-liiga)
41 games, 12 goal, 16 assists, 28 points, E, 6 PIM

Phillip Danault, C
Victoriaville (QMJHL) – 29 games, 14 goals, 30 assists, 44 points, -1, 28 PIM
Moncton (QMJHL) – 20 games, 9 goals, 24 assists, 33 points, +18, 14 PIM
Total – 49 games, 23 goals, 54 assists, 77 points, +17, 42 PIM

Mark McNeill, F, Prince Albert (WHL)
58 games, 21 goals, 39 assists, 60 points, +5, 41 PIM

Garret Ross, F, Saginaw (OHL)
55 games, 41 goals, 42 assists, 83 points, +29, 108 PIM

Vince Hinostroza, F, Waterloo (USHL)
36 games, 23 goals, 31 assists, 54 points, +24, 8 PIM

Kevin Hayes, F, Boston College
26 games, 6 goal, 18 assists, 24 points, E, 14 PIM
Hayes was recently suspended by BC, and his season ended because of an injury (that required surgery) in his first game back.

Alex Broadhurst, F, London (OHL)
61 games, 23 goals, 37 assists, 60 points, +31, 32 PIM

Terry Broadhurst, F
Toledo (ECHL) – 36 games, 12 goals, 19 assist, 31 points, +13, 14 PIM
Rockford (AHL) – 19 games, 3 goals, 5 assists, 8 points, +3, 6 PIM

Chris Calnan, F, South Shore (EJHL)
31 games, 27 goals, 22 assists, 49 points, 37 PIM

Joakim Nordstrom, F, AIK (SEL)
42 games, 5 goal, 4 assist, 9 points, -11, 29 PIM

  • Defensemen

Dillon Fournier, D, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
53 games, 6 goals, 16 assist, 22 points, +5, 57 PIM

Stephen Johns, D, Notre Dame
36 games, 1 goals, 12 assists, 13 points, E, 40 PIM

Michael Paliotta, D, U. of Vermont
31 games, 1 goals, 7 assists, 8 points, E, 44 PIM

Justin Holl, D, U. of Minnesota
29 games, 2 goals, 4 assists, 6 points, E, 10 PIM

  • Goalies

Mac Carruth, Portland (WHL)
37 games, 28-7-2, 7 shutouts, .929 save pct

Brandon Whitney, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
54 games, 26-17-6, 4 shutouts, .903 save pct
Whitney was named the QMJHL #3 Star of the Month for February.

Johan Mattsson, Tri-City, (USHL)
33 games, 12-15-3, 1 shutout, .909 save pct

Matt Tomkins, Sherwood Park (AJHL)
44 games, 22-14-6, 4 shutouts, .924 save pct

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15 Responses to Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Updates

  1. Jerry Nelson says:

    Are Garrett Rosses numbers real? 41 goals in 55 games, that’s huge.

  2. Tab Bamford says:

    Ross was 7th in the OHL with 83 points and tied for 3rd in the OHL with 41 goals entering Monday night.

  3. Tab Bamford says:

    also, fwiw, Danault’s 54 assists are 4th in the QMJHL and he has won 54.8 percent of his faceoffs between the two teams this season. Danault also ranks in the league’s top 20 with 11 powerplay goals (tied for 17th), 22 powerplay assists (12th) and 5 game-winning goals (tied for 17th).

  4. Packey says:

    Teuvu 28 pts in 41 GP is impressive, considering he is an 18 year old playing in the SM-Liga and judging by recent boxscores, it looks like he is getting 3rd line minutes. So that 28 pts is even more impressive. Would love to see how many pts he would have playing in the O.

    Carruth on the other hand, I really dont know what to take from him. He has been dominant. But so has his team. He plays with arguably the future 1st pick in the draft. But he also plays with guys like Ty Rattie and Lepisic and also Petan. They are basically the hawks of the WHL…very dominant. So I really dont want to look at these numbers and say he is a “can’t miss” just yet. We can only hope it continues.

  5. Trey says:

    Holy crap Garret Ross throwing up some numbers, gonna keep an eye on him, the center he plays with is draft eligible this year, Locke…We should grab him and let them pair up on the Hawks in a few years

  6. Sr. Brad says:

    Garrett Ross’ numbers are very real…he looks and plays a lot like Andrew Shaw…he is a smart, tough kid…I encourage everyone to watch one of Saginaw’s games, you will be impressed by Ross…he is going to make the Hawks lineup in the not too distant future…

    Danault is also having an amazing season…he is so smart, and now that he has more size and strength, he is a complete player…

    Too bad about Hayes…he was having a good season and getting lots of experience…McNeil continues his strong campaign….and the Broadhurst brothers are both for real…very smart, complete players…Terry has settled in nicely at Rockford…he is a good hockey player.

  7. Sr. Brad says:

    Also, to add what Tab has provided, Rockford is doing very well with the recent additions to bolster the roster…

    Ben Smith is back and is looking very good…2 goals in his first game back…Jimmy Hayes has been on fire for almost a month now…Morin is on fire…Pirri is on fire…Terry Broadhurst has settled in and is playing very well…even Kyle Beach is looking good…fewer and fewer stupid penalties and dumb turnovers, and more smart, simple hockey…he takes the body well and has a knack for the puck around the net…Hawk fans should not give up on him yet…

    Clendening has been great all season on defence…but the real surprise is Shawn LaLonde…very quietly he is having a very good season, and is getting better week after week…finally living up to his hype.

    Finally Henrik Karlsson has been great since he arrived…he will make a good NHL goalie for the Hawks…

  8. wall says:

    Teuvo also missed about 10 games w/ hand injury… watched him a lot in World Juniors… will play even better with skilled players because of his elite vision/playmaking- kind of like Kane and Hoss. IMO- even better release/shot than Kane! Kane is a more elusive skater though.

    Ross, Alex B., Hinostroza – (Calnan)- can all play.

    Tab, any speculation to the Hayes suspension? Almost makes you think PED’s- w/ odd injury after the fact.

  9. Peter says:

    Is Danault the future #2 C on the Hawks?

    I believe a lot of organizations in the NHL would like to have the depth that Chicago has in its farm system? I wonder if we will turn it into any “major league” assets by trading some of the depth or if we will hang onto the players and let some of our non-core walk away. Obviously, we signed Oduya to come back this year, but with the level of depth we have I wonder if Bowman will continue to be willing to trade draft picks instead of minor league assets because he feels our young players are so good. Making 5 picks a year instead of 7-8 is okay if you have good, young players in the organization.

  10. JS says:

    Wall- He took a dump in a dorm stairwell.

  11. Tab Bamford says:

    @Peter – a good point that using picks to make deals when you have a stocked system is a nice luxury to have. However, you cannot make that a trend; the draft is where you’re going to sustain the pipeline. Where the scouts & front office are really going to make their money moving forward is being Chicago’s “The Gambler” with the kids they’re developing. Know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away…

  12. SouthSideHawkMan says:

    I’ve wondering for a while why the Hawks dont try to move prospects like Morin, Beach or Lalonde who clearly won’t be playing on the big club any time soon and are running out of time in the minor leagues. That 2008 class was really a bad draft across the league.

  13. SouthSideHawkMan says:

    with the exception of Stamkos, Doughty and Karlson who was a STEAL for Ottawa

  14. wall says:

    Teuvo w/ another Goal and assist today!

  15. Jon says:

    What happened to Ludvig Rensfeldt? I haven’t heard about him in a LONG time. Was he a waste of a pick?

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