On Tuesday afternoon the Blackhawks prospects lost to the Minnesota Wild’s prospects at the Traverse City tournament. With the loss, Chicago’s record falls to 1-3; their one win was a 5-0 thumping of Detroit on Saturday.
A lot of buzz has been generated by defenseman Gustav Forsling, who is tied for the team lead with 11 shots on goal and a plus-four rating. As Scott Powers wrote at The Athletic over the weekend, Forsling appears to be NHL ready right now. How the Blackhawks handle him moving forward this fall will be interesting; he has the option to return to his team overseas if he doesn’t make the NHL roster, and the Blackhawks’ blue line appears to be full right now.
Alex DeBrincat, the Hawks’ top pick in this summer’s draft, has a goal as does Tyler Motte, who will be in the mix for a roster spot in Chicago when camp opens this weekend. Nick Schmaltz has only played in one game in the tournament.
Alexandre Fortin, who was a free agent sensation this summer at prospect camp, is the leading scorer on the team with two goals through four games.
Luke Johnson has had a very good tournament as well. He is tied with Forsling for the team lead with 11 shots on goal and has scored once in four contests.
Click here to view the entire tournament schedule.
Click here to view the Blackhawks’ prospect stats for the tournament.
Click here for a tremendous collection of photos from the tournament on Flickr.