18 thoughts on “Blackhawks Announce Prospect Camp Roster

  • July 10, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Tab do you know the times for the camp I’d like to try to attend as long as I don’t get mugged in the parking lot?

  • July 10, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Hopefully they find a goaltender with potential out of that bunch.

  • July 10, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    The first thing that jumps out is no Klas Dahlbeck…I think I predicted his call up to the Hawks mid season…he’s ready.

    No one can tell me that isn’t an impressive group…there isn’t an organization in hockey that wouldn’t be envious of this group…I am very happy that Carl Dahlstrom will be there, so that he can show how “ready” his game is. I am also hoping that Garret Ross does not hold back and comes out like Andrew Shaw did and shows everyone how he plays the game…this is a kid that has the defensive and physical games to be in the NHL right now…I hope he wins a spot on the team out of camp.

    There is a lot on the line for TT, Clendening, McNeil, Danault, Matt Carey and TVR. I think that Ross, Johns, Dahlstrom and Hartman are going to have big camps and impress.

    Lots of fun to look forward to.

  • July 10, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    ER, I don’t think the goalie thing is that big of a deal…as Wall knows, there is every year a good, young goalie that comes available as a RFA, UFA, or through a trade…in the meantime both CC and Raanta have us well covered.

    As for Kent Simpson, he’s either really, really good or really bad…if he can become consistent, there might be something there.

  • July 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    July 13-18 is the prospect camp, so it is happening soon…also just noticed that Tyler Motte’s name is not on this list…that’s a surprise as he had a good freshman year in College.

  • July 10, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Tab, what distinguishes the bold and italicized names from those in normal font?

    Looking forward to seeing how the boys do at camp.

  • July 10, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    They already signed a goalie last week, Chicago boy Scott Darling

  • July 10, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Carruth will be fine.

  • July 10, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Good catch SB noticing Motte is not on the list – wonder what that means? Hopefully not injury related.

    I’m looking forward to seeing a bunch of these guys.

    Starting with TT. Hopefully he comes in with a little more muscle and WOWs us like he did last prospect camp.

    Hinostroza, the water bug on skates, looking forward to seeing him zip around the ice and display his skill set.

    Really looking forward to seeing John Hayden who started slow last year at Yale but finished up strong. His size at 6’3″ and 210lbs would be a welcome addition to the centers the Hawks have in the pipeline.

    The “older” guys – Rasmusson, Carey, TvR and Johns – hopefully they play like upper classmen and show they’re close to ready.

    The new guys – see what Schmaltz and the 2014 draftees are all about.

    Prospect camp – an oasis in the hockey desert of summer.

  • July 10, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Brad: The Blackhawks are ready for Dahlbeck to join the team, no prospect camp for him. I have said all along that Dahlbeck is ahead of Johns & Clendening. I really think that Clendening will be the last of the 3 that comes up for good. Here is an article from yesterday where the Front Office talks KD up…

    “”We use Niklas Hjalmarsson to compare to him a lot,” Bernard said. “‘Look at how Nik uses his stick, how he blocks shots.'”

    Dahlbeck, a 2011 third-round draft pick, got a taste of the NHL late in the season. He never got into a game, but he practiced with the Blackhawks throughout the playoffs.

    “When he came over, he surprised me a little bit,” Bernard said. “Going forward, he’s not going to surprise me. He’s a very skilled defenseman. He doesn’t want to waste one day of his development time. He works extremely hard. He’s very coachable. He’s now reaping a few rewards.”


  • July 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    ER I didn’t notice RasMOOSEen on the list…that’s great news that we will get to see him in a couple of days!!! And you are so right, this softens the weight of no hockey over the summer…the various performances will give us tons to think about/talk about for a couple of months…I know Wall is going to be watching McNeil with a fine tooth comb.

    H4N you and I see a ton of things alike…now I would like to see Clendening come to the main camp with the thought that I am making the team and not going back down. Its going to be a great camp as I think that Hartman and Johns are further along than the Hawks think they are…

  • July 10, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Don’t get me wrong, I think all 3 young d-men are very talented, they just have very different games, Dahlbeck (Hammer 2.0 with more offense), Clendening (Campbell 2.0), and Johns (we haven’t had anybody with his combination of skill & physicality, but the closest comp is Seabs) – Dahlbeck is ahead of the other two with his Defense, and that will be the most important thing for Q to earn a spot. Clendening is a dynamic playmaker but he will probably take this year to hore up his D in the AHL. My prediction is Dahlbeck wins a job and breaks camp with the Blackhawks, Johns is up by mid-year, and Clendening either gets some games towards the end of the year, or breaks camp with the Blackhawks next year when some spots open up.

  • July 10, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I’m all for it Brad, if Clendening wins a spot out of camp it means that he is playing outstanding and deserved it…I would love to see that happen. Hopefully Roszi is gone and their is a spot for both KD & AC.

  • July 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Brad- You know I will go there and give you my personal scouting report…

    It will be very interesting to see TT skate VS. this group… 2 years ago TT made the Prospects look like Statues… I don’t think he will skate circles around these kids like last camp… Hawks do have a lot more depth in the Prospect system

    Let’s just hope 2-3 of them can become Top 6 Fwds/top 4D-men… real quick!!!

    I am most interested in TT, Johns, TvR, Hartman,Schmaltz, Snuggy (if he skates like some of reports- Might make Leddy replaceable), Hino, Iacopelli, and MOOSE!!!

    Danault, McNeill, and Cden… really- better be way ahead of others… if not- they will be in trouble!!! trying to advance from AHL.

  • July 10, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    With the new contracts for 19 and 88 I expect there will be more opportunities for top prospects given salary cap realities in the next few years. This makes me scratch my head even more regarding K. Hayes – there must be more to this story than we are aware of.

    Looking forward to the observations from those of you that attend the camp.

  • July 10, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Wall you are right, that’s why this is such a big camp for those guys…they, along with TT, had better stand out, or they will all be in trouble…and like you said, the depth and talent at this camp is unprecedented for Hawk Prospects…

  • July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Hawks fans should start getting used to a lot of these kids because once the Toews and Kane deals kick in some old names will be moving.


    I would say those 4 will be either moved or out of contract and will not be with the team and will be replaced by TT, Danault, McNeil and possibly Hartman up front and Dahlbeck, Clendening, and Johns on the back end. I am very excited on seeing these 7 guys in person and seeing who catches my eyes out of the rest of the pack.

  • July 11, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Anyone who keeps talking about Clendenning making the Hawks lineup has likely never seen him play and is just looking at goal and assist totals. His defensive game is tracking for a career more like Brian Connelly than a real NHL player. Barring some kind of miraculous transformation over the next 12 months, you will never see him play a game in the Indianhead sweater.

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