Blackhawks Prospects Shining At US WJC Camp

The four Blackhawks prospects competing for the United States at Lake Placid have had a great couple days since the US consolidated its roster at the World Junior Championships Evaluation Camp.

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Tickets For Notre Dame Training Camp On Sale Aug. 11

Tickets for the 2014 Chicago Blackhawks training camp on the campus of Notre Dame go on Sale at 10 AM ET. Click here for details and to buy tickets.

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USA Hockey Trims Roster At WJC Evaluation Camp

On Tuesday morning, USA Hockey sent a few kids home from their Evaluation Camp at Lake Placid. With three games remaining, the US will use a smaller roster and consolidate from two teams into one.

All four of the Blackhawks’ prospects in attendance – forwards John Hayden, Tyler Motte, Nick Schmaltz and Anthony Louis – made the cut and will remain in Lake Placid.

Through three games played, Motte is tied for the camp lead with three points (one goal, two assists). Hayden and Louis have one goal and one assist each, and Schmaltz has one assist thus far. Team USA will take on Sweden on Wednesday at 3 pm CT.

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Blackhawks Prospects In Action At Lake Placid

This week, a number of Blackhawks prospects are playing in the US Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, NY.

Nick Schmaltz, Tyler Motte, John Hayden and Anthony Louis are playing for the United States, and defensemen Robin Norell and Carl Dahlstrom are skating with Sweden’s team.

Mark Osiecki, an associate coach for the Rockford IceHogs, will be the head coach for the US team in the upcoming World Junior Championship.

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IceHogs Sign D Justin Holl

On Monday morning, the Rockford IceHogs announced they have signed defenseman Justin Holl to an AHL contract.

Holl, 22, was the 54th overall selection by the Blackhawks in the 2010 NHL Draft. He recently completed his four-year college career at Minnesota.

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Impact Player: What Brad Richards Means In Chicago

Brad RichardsWhat does it mean for the Blackhawks to have a legit center for their second line in Brad Richards? And what does it mean for Richards to skate with the talented Blackhawks forwards?

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Good Bye, Kevin Hayes

On Tuesday evening, ESPN Chicago’s Scott Powers confirmed what most of us have been assuming for some time: Kevin Hayes isn’t signing with the Blackhawks.

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Ranking the Prospects: Chicago’s Best Forwards

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Earlier, we looked at the top ten blue line prospects in the Blackhawks organization. It’s a good, deep group who could impact the Hawks’ NHL roster soon.

The same can be said for the group of talented forwards the Hawks have accumulated over the last few years. You’ll notice how many of the team’s top forward prospects will be playing college hockey this season, a trend the Hawks have continued throughout Stan Bowman’s tenure as general manager.

Let’s now rank the best forwards in the system.

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Ranking the Prospects: Chicago’s Best Defensemen


With the prospect camp behind us, it’s a good time to evaluate Chicago’s organizational depth. There is a lot to like about the Blackhawks collection of prospects right now, and there are a few question marks as well.

Today, let’s look at the team’s prospects on the blue line. Here are our rankings of the top defensemen in the organization.

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NHL, NBC Announce 2014-15 Broadcast Schedule

On Tuesday, the NHL and NBC Sports Group announced the broadcast plans for the 2014-15 season. And, as expected, the Chicago Blackhawks will be prominently featured.

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