Vince Hinostroza Added To US Roster

On Thursday, USA Hockey announced Blackhawks forward Vince Hinostroza has been added to the roster for the upcoming World Championships.

Hinostroza, 22, had 18 goals and 33 assists in 66 games with Rockford this season; he also appeared in seven NHL contests, but failed to register a point with the Hawks.

The Blackhawks selected Hinostroza in the sixth round (169th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft.

Hinostroza joins Blackhawks prospect Tyler Motte among the forwards on the US roster for the tournament, which will be held May 6-22 in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.

9 thoughts on “Vince Hinostroza Added To US Roster

  1. Hinostroza is yet another example of the big issue facing the Hawks. And that is if you get beyond Schmaltz and maybe Motte, there just isn’t anything exciting in our player pipeline to feed the big club roster. And even Schmaltz and Motte aren’t the most eye-popping of talents. Again, this is the dilemma facing Bowman. After a great 8 year run that netted 3 Stanley Cups, this team is now caught between a rock and a hard place in terms of being able to surround the remaining “core” with enough viable and decent enough talent to compete for another Cup.

  2. Snidely,.,.,the kids in the pipeline Rarely stand a chance to make the big team of late,.,.,The young D men coming,.,., sure need time and work eh. Havent had a Icehog stick in a good long time,.,.the Hawks roster is a tough nut to crack.
    Danault was looking like a shoe in,.,.gone! Am i missing any forward that played much???? Mash had a run 4th line time ,.,. Rasmussen ,..,,no great eye poppers ,.,.Some retooling coming,.,.

  3. The Hawks minor league system is as weak as it has been in years. They have been top 10 over the last few years and now have dropped to middle of the road.

  4. Of course the prospect pipeline matters, but I think we’re doing fine developing solid 3rd liners in Rockford when Chicago is a premiere NHL destination for the Panarin’s, Vesey’s and Kempny’s of the hockey world.

  5. Prospects are exactly what they are Prospects!!!! no one knows for sure how they will develop. Can anyone honestly say they knew Saad was going to be as good as he is as a Prospect? who’s to say none of the young guys don’t develop into something special.

  6. Bladz….exactly. Duncan Kieth played over 150 games in the AHL (2003-2005) before his first call up. Big Buff, 116 games. Sometimes even HOF players take time to develop.

  7. Agree with Blad and Mike. All the names that pop up are just that. It takes a while or a shot for someone to make it to the bigs. I myself like to listen that this Blackhawk prospect is playing there and this prospect playing over there. They are getting playing time to be evaluated by the organization. It probably takes 25 to 50 prospects to find a Duncan Keith, a Brent Seabrook, an Andrew Shaw etc…

    Just watch how year in and year out the Hawks will always be competitive. It will be our playoff record run that everyone will be talking about.

    Go Hawks!

  8. No props to Hinostroza repping his country? I think that’s pretty impressive regardless of what you think of the Hawks system. Team USA thought he was worthy enough for a phone call so regardless of what he projects as, it’s a hell of an honor.

    Personally, the system lacks size. Especially at forward. A couple college kids have it as well as Bondra and Knott, and Radke. I liked Iacopelli, but his huge draft year appears to be an anomaly. Olofsson doesn’t have a ton of production offensively. But Tab loves him and the Hawks are apparently high on him as well. John Hayden also has size. Was drafted as a center but has taken less and less draws so may be more of a wing prospect now. Look at the last couple drafts. Other than the 1st picks. Any forward picked has size. So the Hawks have been trying to find that diamond in the rough.

    Schmaltz, Hinostroza,Motte,Hartman. Those are arguably the top forward prospects and Schmaltz is the biggest at 6′. I don’t mind throwing a couple smaller guys on a line together. But some mix of power forward would be nice.

    Of the 2013 draft, the only guys yet to sign are Anthony Louis and John Hayden. That’s kind of impressive that 6of 8 have earned contracts. Hayden will be offered one. A sleeper that wouldn’t surprise me all that much is Dahlstrom. Everything I’ve seen and read so far screams Q guy. He’s got size (6’4 228)Positionally sound. Will use body, but not chase a hit. Has a good stick. And makes a good breakout pass. Not an offensive juggernaut, but neither is Hammer. And we all love Niklas.

  9. Ernie, I love Olofsson… best skater (of the big guys)… watched Bondra in U-20’s…
    Reminds me of J. Hayes… skates fast in straight line… but lazy and NOT a Nimble skater!!! Radke is better than Knott… but I doubt if either crack a line-up for a “Good” Hawks team…

    I predicted- Saad would be a beast… Shaw would play… Clendenning SUCKED and would NOT play for Hawks… and McNeill is just -mehhh!!!

    One of the BEST SB trades- getting Forsling for C-den…

    also predicted couple years ago- Bickell would be out of NHL before to long!!!

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