Dach, Boqvist Headline Blackhawks Roster For Traverse City Tournament

On Wednesday the Blackhawks released the list of prospects who will be attending this year’s Traverse City Prospect Tournament.


  • Kirby Dach
  • MacKenzie Entwistle
  • Brandon Hagel
  • Mikael Hakkarainen
  • Reese Johnson
  • Philipp Kurashev
  • Tim Soderlund
  • Michal Teply
  • Liam Coughlin
  • Dylan McLaughlin*
  • Luke Bignell*
  • Shawn Element*
  • Riley McKay*
  • Isaac Nurse*


  • Nicolas Beaudin
  • Adam Boqvist
  • Dennis Gilbert
  • Chad Krys
  • Jake Ryczek
  • Jack Ramsey*
  • Cole Moberg*


  • Alexis Gravel
  • Nico Daws*
  • Chase Marchand*

49 thoughts on “Dach, Boqvist Headline Blackhawks Roster For Traverse City Tournament

  1. Nice! All the guys I hoped would be there – Dach, Boqvist, Beaudin, Kurashev, and Entwistle. Hagel, Johnson, Soderlund, Gilbert and Krys makes it even better. That’s a very nice collection of high caliber talent right there.

    I saw Toronto’s and the Ranger’s lists and Toronto’s wasn’t very impressive but the Rangers had their 3 big studs – Kakko, Kravtsov, and Fox.

    Should be a good tournament. Hopefully the games will be streamed somewhere.

  2. Love that Saskatoon jersey. Half of the elite new wave is already here, 12 17. The other half is coming soon 77 27.

    Thats Four elite players and one being franchise. That will be huge to team.

  3. Good bunch of prospects and hopefuls. Kinda thought Basse would be there. Last i heard was he looked to be Ushl bound. Wasn’t going to go Ncaa route this season.

  4. I am really happy to see Beaudin , Hagel , Johnson, Kurashev ,Gravel ,and Entwistle. But where is Jake Wise ?…
    Wise who was the super player draft last year is completely out ..no news .

  5. Jake Wise is playing in college (Boston U.) – none of the college guys are there because college classes already started. Mitchell, Barratt and several other pretty good college prospects will not be there.

  6. 2010 there is players whose schedule doesn’t make them available.
    Wise, Mitchell, Vlassic, Shea, Ess, Barrett and Foo Ncaa.
    Plus Laavainen, Galvas, An Saarela, Nordgren, From, Peeters, Edjsell, Nalimov, Kayumov and Altybarmakyan playing in Europe. Think thats all of them.

  7. This is the best lineup that we have fielded for the tournament. Dcat really stood out the year he played – I hope that some of our top guys can do the same this year. It would be nice to be in the same bracket as the Rangers.

  8. Thx for info Ian and raptor.
    I would really like to see Hagel and Beaudin getting a good look .Hagel will be a late bloomer i think ..he needs time to adjust..iff he could gain a few kilos it would help him .

  9. Yep, Hagel was pretty impressive in the Hawks prospect camp last month, but he was a little smaller than I expected.

  10. Reese Johnson is a future 3c.

    The D choices are interesting. They choose to being Gilbert and Krys. But bypass Carlsson. Is Carlsson held in higher regard? They didn’t have to bring in Moberg but chose to. Moberg shouldn’t have an asterisk as he was drafted by the Hawks and they retain his rights.

  11. Rusty,
    I think they consider Carlsson more of a veteran at the AHL level. This is a technically a rookie tournament. Gilbert has only been a pro for one year.

  12. Agree this tournament is normally players just starting pro careers or hopefuls trying to land a minor league deals. Sometimes you get a Fortin who earns an elc from it. Gilbert does appear a bit out of place with his experience.

    The overall forward depth is really becoming quite impressive. On Nhl roster you have the big 4, and the 4 bottom 6 guys with Saad, Shaw and Perlini who can play both. Then Dach, Kubalik , Nylander and Sikura all likely get a chance at top 6 spots, Wedin, Quenneville, Saarella and Highmore with the bottom 6 you know what you got depth and Guys like Johnson, Hagel, Kurashev and Entwistle with big Ahl years could force their way into conversation. Plus Teply, Hakkarainen and Soderlund, plus some Ncaa and some playing in Europe as hopefuls for next year or 2.

  13. Excellent points Ian. I reviewed Corey Pronmans prospect rankings. He has Ten guys listed as either “High End” or “Legit” NHL Prospects for the Hawks.
    I pulled out last years list. We had 6.
    The depth has really improved.
    I love that Colliton says it should be tough to make the team. That’s a huge change from a year ago.
    I do have a feeling about this Hagel kid that he’s going to be a real surprise.
    He was drafted by Buffalo in his draft year and Brent Sutter raved about him as well as Reece Johnson in Red Deer. The Sutters are extremely tough to please. That says something about both kids, but to me it looks like Hagel is going to force his way into the NHL on sheer will and determination.

  14. I think we have it, it just took a 2 yrs to get closer to ready. This wave has been coming for a bit. Now its here and close to being ready.

    Sort of like tha gap between 2010 and 2nd 40 games in 2012. Its here.

  15. Besides having a great name, Nico Dawes will be interesting. He was the backup on a good team. Popovich will be gone in Guelph.
    He’s big, we’ll see if he grows and performs into that huge frame.

  16. I don’t buy much into how much guys like Pronman hype a prospect. Last year he wasn’t nearly as bullish on Nylander. Don’t know what he did last year to impress.

    In my opinion I think guys that rate prospects overhype as nobody would read him if he’s the other way and took a more pessimistic approach. Every year come draft time we hear “generational talent”. This year we heard that for Bowen Byram, Kappo Kakko and Jack Hughes. In the NHL right now there’s maybe 2 that I’d consider generational.

  17. If Gus is lighting it up again and imoroves d3fensively under Colliton and Boqvist doesn’t impress in Rfd, going to be tough not to resign him in that scenario. Still think its unlikely Gus returnns but that would change alot of things.

  18. Beauvillier resigned for 2 years at 2.1 per

    81 gp 18g 10a-28 pts

    Perlini had 68 gp 14g 7a-21pts.

    Good luck.

  19. Yeah and over their elc, Nhl numbers
    Beauvillier 218 games 48g 40a 88pts
    Perlini 199 games 45g 27a 72pts

    So by it appears 1.5m is below market value for 2 years, maybe take less for one year and arbitration eligible next year.

  20. With no room apparently left in the Chicago organization, Anthony Louis wasn’t tendered an offer to remain after this last season with Rockford. Looks like the Charlotte Checkers signed him, so someone is still showing interest. And a pretty good team/organization to boot.

  21. Big Indian think it was a numbers game Louis wasn’t qualified. Too many like players ahead of him on depth chart and just too many bodies with not enough spots in Rfd to play them all this season. Hope he has a big year helping Charlotte defend their title.

  22. Ian, I agree on the Louis thing. Recent article about Colliton talked about players who he greatly helped progress during his time at Rockford and Louis was one of them. A small guy with some established guys ahead of him. Can score some points but is not a “super” scorer (aka DeBrincat, obviously). Good luck to him in Charlotte.

  23. Good luck Anthony Louis. Never understood that draft pick by Bowman nor Tim Soderlund, Nor Peeters, nor Sikura, nor many others.

  24. But won’t say what sort of contract he’d give Perlini. Just bitch because he hasn’t been signed.

  25. @Hull65

    Nobody understands you. Quit acting like you know anything about draft picks when they happen.

  26. Morrison. I received some scoop on Perlini this weekend. He will not be getting $2Million. Not even close.

  27. Hey MrFenn92, I share my opinion like everyone on this board. No big deal. That’s hockey. Don’t take yourself seriously. But, I was rooting for Dach as you may or may not remember and I was rooting for Veleno as well, Walhstrom too, and Evan Bouchard as well. Can’t win them all and it’s just an opinion of some us who see them play a few games in Junior on TV !!!. And by the way, don’t be surprised if Mitchell does not sign with Hawks, he may opt out and sign with the LEAFS.
    And if you saw smallish Louis, tiny Soderlund and thin Lizzy Sikura play hockey at the of 18 and thought they were NHL calibre then you are a guru just like Stan.

  28. You’d think Hull65 would be more neutral re: Stan given nearly every move Stan has made recently has been to increase the size of players and to become stickier at the Blue Line. Oh well, can’t let a good grudge go to waste.

    Oh by the way, our top 2 players are smurfs, Cat and Kane.

  29. Lol Hull not sure if Bowman drafting Dach made you happy or pissed because you lost on what you considered a sure reason to rant about him daily for a next few years.

  30. Don’t forget how only players that have played in Canadian junior are worthy a drafting. All other leagues produce AHL bums!!

  31. Your opinion is one thing. The constant I’m right and a actual general manager is always wrong gets really old.

  32. Would a 2yr 3mil contract for Perlini at 1.3mil, 1.7mil be enough for him and affordable for the Hawks? Can the Hawks do the same thing the Leafs are doing with Marner? Wait til the season starts and use deHaan’s IR room to sign him and make moves before deHaan comes back.

  33. JR the caphit is an annual average so a 3m 2yr is a 1.5m caphit regardless of actual salary. The only way that changes is as you mentioned, signing him after season starts like if Perlini wereto hold for couple of months like Nylander last year where in the average is calculated over days left in season after he signs. So it could go up first year earning applying same cap hit over fewer days than normal season. If done right after start of season if Dehaan put on ltir then it wouldn’t change anything caphit wise and could be done as your suggesting.

  34. @Hull65 ……. Anthony Louis had international experience where he had performed well, prior to being picked in the SIXTH round of the NHL draft in 2013. You’re bitching about a 6th round pick, who had international experience on National teams, who played well in college at Miami, and was Rockford’s leading scorer, or one of them, just a couple of years ago? Just wish the guy good luck (like you did) and leave it at that. And apparently Charlotte thinks that he has at least some potential …. I don’t think they hand out contracts to the AHL to just fill a uniform. Money is invested. Why waste money on dead weight? I’ll take the actions of two NHL organizations over your draft assessments. Sorry, it IS your opinion like you say, but don’t expect to not be challenged on it, especially if it really doesn’t make any sense.

  35. “Would a 2yr 3mil contract for Perlini at 1.3mil, 1.7mil be enough for him and affordable for the Hawks?”

    As I look at the current makeup of the roster I wonder why the Blackhawks are still negotiating with Perlini. They don’t NEED him. So if he wants more money than they’re willing to give him, trade his rights. The end.

  36. Agree Tab, only question is how much is he worth. Nine months ago he was a throw to get Strome for Schmaltz deal done. Has his stalk risen much since then. Potential is there it seems but how much trade value is it.

  37. Tab you nailed it. Perlini has burned a bridge with Stan and Colliton. He’s done in Chicago.

  38. From what we saw last yr 11 deserves around 1m caphit. I understand others similiar to him got 1.75-2 or something but those teams might suck, Were a top 10 team again, this yr and going up from there. So you guys say we do not need him and I would be fine of around 1m otherwise we have a, bunch, of decent guys for same roles.

    And why eve dick around with caphit when the team is deep now and tuff to make roster. What.

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