2020 NHL Draft: Blackhawks Select Landon Slaggert
With the 79th overall selection in the third round of the 2020 NHL Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks selected Landon Slaggert.
Ranked #278 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
Ranked #92 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
Ranked #88 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters)
Ranked #86 by TSN/McKenzie
Slaggerts is headed to Notre Dame.
“Slagged played like a bulldozer in this game, he threw heavy hits, outmuscled opponents along the boards and seemingly always wanted to play the body to win the puck. He could outwork opponents in the slot as well. Showed some good speed and decent acceleration. Strong physically, dominates in board battles and in corners.”
9 thoughts on “2020 NHL Draft: Blackhawks Select Landon Slaggert”
The 3 picks today definitely long term projects, looking 3 to 4 years down the line and where they could fit.
Sure is long term. I don’t get this teams (in general); aversion to the CHL. The best developmental league in the world. Thank God they took Dach. One of these guys in round 2 or 3 might work out.
@ian and really quite a few more people here,
All you have to do is look at NHL draft history to know any player the blackhawks draft, including and even especially the first round, are not going to even make the roster for three to four years and likely more to have any kind of “impact”. Per draft history you may as well not even care who they draft after the third round. Why bother?
Seriously and this for for every single team. Pick any year in hockeydb and review…and of course there are exceptions…exceptions not norms. Heck it’s a safe bet any player drafted after the fourth round will maybe maybe be in the nhl Anyone who expects any player drafted this year to even scratch the team this year or even next for that matter or even be an impact player three years from now needs to reevaluate their expectations.
Note also that many drafted players eventually make an impact with a team that didnt originally draft them. This is why I dont get why people are talking about drafting team needs. So much changes in four years it’s tough to predict a team’s need in four years. Its crazy. This is why you should always draft whomever with the highest ceiling or expectations. I presume the goalie picked was primarily to have at least one in the system and because a couple other picks are on his team.
The bogus playoffs really screwed the Blackhawks. The Oilers are one of those classic regular season teams with a couple star players carrying the team that are on in focused playoff and not great goaltending spells the end for the Oilers.
@Noonan I’ll agree as part of drafting it’s likely important to look at how often players actually play. That said I think off ice training in some cases is as or more important than actually just playing game after game, but you’re right, I wonder of it can be shown statistically other teams draft from chl more. It’s a good question.
Honest agree but unlikely any of these guys play in Rfd. before 3 or 4 years of Ncaa, if they look like fits and get an elc, most likely be another 2 or 3 years before they impact Nhl roster is more what i meant.
Noonan don’t understand why they don’t scout Chl harder, Bowman made comment a few of years ago that not getting high picks forced them to concentrate elsewhere to find higher end talent, but obviously not the case now. Hopefully as we see the roster turnover some of these guys are there to play needed roles.
@ian you’re right about the contract break down adding in college players seem to be more of a “I’m not signing” risk to become a free agent. Maybe I’m wrong but I’m pretty sure just to how things “work” with college prospects this is just how it is. Dont think too many draftees are out there negotiating ahl contracts just so they can play somewhere, nope it’s off to the affiliated team, though the Wolves over the years seem to land single players from random teams. Not sure how they can do that, not that I’m complaining about it.
Also need to correct my post I said a drafted after the third round who cares. Need to correct that to after the second.
Seriously look at the draft history the past ten years and I mean of every team just look at hockey db and the stats put up. It’s crazy how few players ever play drafted in the third round and on. Makes me wonder if some players are just not being given a fair shot at the nhl level. I imagine many players are never called up due to risk of being lost on waiver wire on the way back dow . This results in them never getting a chance and then that’s it. Good example was the 2016 team, almost have the best record in the league, almost win the presidents trophy, yet have a bunch of prospects basically NEVER given a chance. You cant give a rookie a sheltered chance on an awesome team???.How many of those prospects are here now? How many were just lost to free agency,not that they were signed elsewhere. But then again every other team is in the same handcuffed spot as far as roster moves go. They talk about improving the league maybe more opportunity is the problem but I have a feeling it’s more the players union side holding back this. What do I know I’m just spitballing at this union talk level.
Honest really who cares after 2nd round, look at Blackhawks dynasty rosters and how many were drafted after 2nd round. Surprising if you look. Finding a gems after 2nd round or not drafted at all, can be huge pieces for your roster. Obviously 1st rounders are 1st rounders for a reason and top 5 or 10 picks are such for a reason ad well but drafts go 7 rounds for a good reason too.
I not worried about anybody in Ncaa not signing at all, rarely is that an issue, kinda of a one case means more than all the rest type of thing to me, nothing issue.
As for your union comment, my thoughts are greed was causing problems long before the union was around, to me it’s a symptom not the disease.
@ian you are again correct. Late round picks can be useful but it seems to be less the case lately for whateve reason. With that in mind how does Detroit look without Datsyuk and Zetterberg? Both those players in a reimagined draft are top five picks. Some would argue #1 overall but before you say that look at who else went in the draft that year. So yeah when you get a player in the sixth round that in a draft reimagined eight years later would be a potential first overall pick obviously that can change ones attitude about later rounds. Good example is 2005 the very last pick in the entire draft would likely have gone in the first round . It definitely happens, but if we were to be statistically honest it’s not something to plan around. I mean byfuglien was drafted in the eighth round….there isnt even and eight round anymore. Not to mention the league has quite a few never drafted players in it currently. I mean we may as well factor that in too.
Honest i guesd with all the hockey gods saying how deep this draft was through 3 rounds, i’m just hoping they got it right and take advantage of a once in a decade or longer kinda draft of this depth.