Alex DeBrincat

Look Ahead: Blackhawks Stockpile Picks For 2017 NHL Draft

When the 2016 playoffs ended, the Blackhawks were looking at a draft without a first or second round pick. They traded away their first round pick to get Andrew Ladd, and the second was headed to Philly from the Kimmo Timonen deal the year before.

In the span of a couple weeks, the Hawks made deals with Carolina and Montreal that added three picks in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft. They also made a deal during the draft to move back a few spot, adding another future pick.

Looking ahead to the 2017 NHL Draft, which will be held at the United Center, the Blackhawks are flush with picks. The collection of selections could make the Hawks a frequent visitor to the podium, either to call a name or to announce a trade.

Here are the 10 selections the Blackhawks now own in the 2017 NHL Draft after this weekend’s activity:

Round 1 – Chicago

Round 2 – Chicago

Round 3 – Chicago

Round 4 – Chicago

Round 5 – Chicago, Carolina, St. Louis

Round 6 – Chicago, NY Islanders

Round 7 – Anaheim

26 thoughts on “Look Ahead: Blackhawks Stockpile Picks For 2017 NHL Draft

  1. Unfortunately I fear those are going to be high picks. For the first time in a long time I feel that the Hawks have lost the talent advantage in the bottom half of the roster. Hope I am wrong.

  2. Because they traded a Swiss army knife best suited for third line duty? Or because they traded your beloved Teravainen who still has a ton of developing to do to reach the potential he has. He has 140 games and he still hasn’t figured out how to play on small ice.

  3. The Hawks have entered a new chapter after a brilliant 7-8 year run. Now the challenge becomes can this team replenish on the fly and get back to Cup competitiveness in a few years. 2016-17 is going to be rough I suspect. Nobody to blame for that. Other than the NHL owners and their salary cap. Which by the way Rocky Wirtz supports.

    Those who want to rip Bowman are clueless idiots. And this infatuation with a marshmallow in Teuvo that was ill fit is laughable.

  4. Teravainen, Hossa’s dropping off due to age and they can’t afford the players acquired at the end of last year. I really liked last years team and I think SB did what he could to repeat. No complaints from me on that and I think it was closer than a first round exit suggests.

  5. And I am officially on record questioning the salary taken back on the Sharp deal culminating in the 1.1M in dead money for Scaduri that is on the books this year and the TT deal. Maybe SB had no other options, maybe he did, but those deals never looked good. Criticize me all you want, I get to comment.

  6. Round 5 and 6 …..no big deal having 2-3 pick s in those round ..but i would be impress iff Hawks had 2-3 second and third round picks,,,,,,or 2-3 first round picks….

  7. At least Big Rufus changed it up a little and said a new chapter instead of era. Baby steps.

  8. Pete just assume the Sharp deal was the best they could get. Remember, Sharp had 2 more years at nearly 6 years. He just put up a down year and dealt with multiple injuries. Not to mention he was perceived as a cancer in the locker room.

    Part of the reason you liked the 15/16 team was Panarin. Part of why they are in cap hell this year is Panarin. The Hawks have just under 70 million in cap space while other teams have the full 73. You can’t pay Saad 6, Sharp 5.9, and Shaw 4.5.

    For those that haven’t heard…was listening to Sirius and they said the Habs and Shaw were talking a contract between 5 and 7 years. That’s nucking futs!

  9. That would be long Ernie, (I would hope 5) but he’s a 24 yr. old that will really add to that team-he’s quite motivated to help that team and the guy that signed him to his first contract.
    A good fit for a true warrior. Plus he isn’t in the West.

  10. Even the hosts on Sirius thought it was too long. His style of play doesn’t make for a long career. They like I had a lot of questions on why Bergevin made the deal. They came up with they wanted a guy with a high compete level to motivate the team. I get that. But they already have that player in Brendan Gallagher. I love Shaw, but you can’t let that get in the way of what he is.

  11. I agree Ernie. Valuable player, but not for that contract. Gotta use the cap space to fill 1LW or 4D… not an energetic role player with a bit of finish.

  12. I would take Shaw amd Gallager anytime with the Hawks …ask IQ and he will be soo glad to get them both
    A journalist from montreal meet IQ last week …ask him about losing Shaw ..the answer was …he look in the sky then shake is head and then put is hand in front of his eye and said nothing ….journalist said the answer came from his face …..not happy at all
    Off course we all know we dont have the money to keep him …..soon the Hawks will need to trade one of the 2 ( 10.5 m $ ) or find a way to trade a big contract …maybe Seabrook ….but we will have a problem to find a dman to replace him ..

  13. The Hawks are losing the GRIT factor in the bottom 6 big time re. Pete.
    Also saw Marc Savards name in a trade again,.,.what a crock of bullshit.

  14. I think 3 years is long enough for contracts-the special players maybe 4—-
    5, 7 and 10 year contracts are irresponsible but the price of doing business in today’s world-
    The Blue Jays (at least their old brass) wouldn’t go beyond 3 years and I admired them for that stance–even though it was perhaps to their detriment. And they didn’t have a cap.
    With 21 million to their franchise players, and the two going forward that they build around–plus Panarin who I selfishly want to see with play –it looks like Seabrook should go–
    The question is can they trade him? Both from a what he offers and is he willing/another team willing to take.

  15. The last CBA corrected some of the stupidity. 8 years max to re-sign a player. 7 years max if it’s a new player to the organization.

    If I’m an elite player, I may want a shorter term. The thought is the cap going up and can cash in again.

  16. On a side note, Stan got 2 draft picks for Pirri, who did not get qualified today. To use Tabs word from the headline to this thread, good job “stockpiling”.

    Klas Dahlbeck did not get a qualifying offer from Arizona.

    Clendening did not get a QO from defense starved Edmonton. Kind of interesting that five years later, we have a similar 2nd rounder, with a similar pedigree, Chad Krys going to the exact same school BU

    I will say this, this Hillman kid from Denver University is a real sleeper. Top pairing defenseman on a frozen four team, about to turn 20. I will inundate you fellow posters with more information as I get it from here in Omaha.

  17. Craig good to know on Hillman…

    I am hoping Olofsson has a break-out year for Nebraska-Omaha!!!
    Kid can skate and has size!!!

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