NHL.com: Teuvo Teravainen Top-5 Prospect

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On Tuesday, NHL.com released their rankings of the top-60 prospects heading into the 2014-15 season. Chicago’s Teuvo Teravainen made the top five.

The list, compiled by NHL.com writers Adam Kimelman, Corey Masisak and Mike Morreale and three anonymous NHL scouts, ranked Teravainen ranked fifth overall, while defenseman Adam Clendening also made the list at number 56. No other Blackhawks prospects received a vote.

Players considered had to be eligible to win the Calder Trophy for the 2014-15 season.

Former Hawks prospect Kevin Hayes cracked the list at number 49.

11 thoughts on “NHL.com: Teuvo Teravainen Top-5 Prospect

  1. Only a few more days before we have skates and pucks on ice when the London Rookie Tourney gets going. WOOT!

    The strength of TT’s game right now appears to be as a facilitator – to put teammates into a position to score. I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t have at least a 2 to 1 assists to goals ratio – especially when he gets to the NHL where he may have a tendency to defer to a teammate even more than he would naturally. Therefore, at least early in his career, his scoring stats will be highly dependent on the scoring/finishing abilities of his teammates. If he plays with linemates that are more of a bottom-6 caliber, like he will at the London tourney, then his scoring stats will not be as good as they would be if he had top-6 linemates who have better finishing ability. Seems like an obvious thing to comment on – but also something to keep in mind when evaluating TT’s play in the upcoming tourney.

  2. ER,
    yea his stats were just like that (2-13 in 7games) at world juniors. He carried Finland in that way (a couple a game avg.) all the way threw Swedens team.

    In Liiga as he got better every yr his assists exploded to 9-35 in 49games (that season Jokerit didn’t have many finishers…).

  3. Adam Johns is going to become a prominent contributor to the Blackhawks very soon in my estimation. Perhaps as soon as Bowman sorts thru his “over the cap” dilemma. I think he is very underrated and will fit like a glove to the Quenneville system and what the Hawks have screaming need for.

  4. Rufus? Adam Johns??? Don’t you mean Stephen Clendening- lol

    I agree – Stephen Johns will be in the top 4 sooner than later!!!

    which will certainly make the Cap issues less straining on the Hawks.

  5. Its time for TT to play this year and now. Frankly I’m tired of waiting and suffering through issues in the bottom 6 while other teams promote their young players and get contributions in the playoffs. This year for TT, no next year/one more year of seasoning blah, blah, blah. Its go time.

  6. Pete, I agree regarding TT… Things I took away from his limited action… WAY more responsible/alert on the D side (will he he get beat or overpowered- Yes, as does # 16…
    but it won’t be because of IQ/or effort)… BUT he was trying too hard to make the “Right” play/pass on O… Like Saad his rookie year- his biggest issue is moving the puck too quickly- and not realizing how good/special he is…. TT needs to be more selfish/aggressive shooting/holding the puck…

    The whole “get bigger/stronger thing”- not his game or style… it won’t matter for him…
    He just needs to play and get acclimated to the actual game speed and learn on the fly-
    AHL won’t really teach him that… after all the biggest difference between AHL/NHL is the skating and IQ… which is what TT IS good at!!!

    It’s like sending Einstein back to Grade school and telling him to work on his coloring and penmanship… NO!!!! He doesn’t need that skill!!!

    TT went on scoring binge in Liiga- when a former True NHL/IQ/Scorer joined him mid seasonish –and could actually think at his level AND finish!!!

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