Blackhawks College Prospect Updates

When The Hockey News put out their list of 75 college prospects to watch earlier in October, the Blackhawks were well represented. On the list were Dylan Sikura (10), Evan Barratt (45), Parker Foo (47), Ian Mitchell (54), Beau Starrett (60), Jake Ryczek (67) and Chad Krys (70). That’s seven of the 75 having been drafted by Stan Bowman – not bad.

Here’s how the complete list of Hawks prospects are performing thus far in the college game.


Dylan Sikura, F, Northeastern University
5 games, 6 goals, 6 assists, 12 points, 3 blocked shots

Fredrik Olofsson, F, Omaha
5 games, 1 goal, 4 assists, 5 points, 55.2% faceoffs, 4 blocked shots

Beau Starrett, F, Cornell University
0 games played

Jack Ramsey, F, University of Minnesota
6 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 6 blocked shots

Evan Barratt, F, Penn State University* (2017 pick)
1 game, 0 points

Parker Foo, F, Union College* (2017 pick)
7 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points, 2 blocked shots

Liam Coughlin, F, University of Vermont
6 games, 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point, 3 blocked shots



Ian Mitchell, D, University of Denver* (2017 pick)
4 games, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points (both on power play)

Blake Hillman, D, University of Denver
4 games, 0 points, 16 shots, 17 PIM

Dennis Gilbert, D, Notre Dame
5 games, 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point, 6 blocked shots

Chad Krys, D, Boston University
6 games, 0 goals, 4 assists, 4 points, 11 blocked shots

Ryan Shea, D, Northeastern University
5 games, 0 goals, 3 assists, 3 points, 7 blocked shots

Jake Massie, D, University of Vermont
6 games, 0 points, 11 blocked shots

Joshua Ess, D, University of Wisconsin* (2017 pick)
7 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point, 6 blocked shots

Jake Ryczek, D, Providence College
0 appearances

3 thoughts on “Blackhawks College Prospect Updates

  • October 27, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Apart from Sicura, not much there!!!Beau Starrett, Evan Barratt, Parker Foo????
    But in Rockford, Vinny has 10 points in 8 games, Jurco 8 points in 8 games with nice OT winner the other night!!! And Iaopelli doing well with that NHL shot and speed!!!
    Not sure what Vinny and Jurco, NHL experienced to get a chance to play with HAWKS. Send Debrincat to AHL and sit Wingels!!!

  • October 28, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Ian Mitchell is playing a ton of minutes as a freshman on the National Champions.

    I’ve watched him twice now. Great wheels, super puck carrier who is not phased by being the youngest and generally smallest guy out there. He has a chance to be really really good.

    Krys needs to score. Once he does his game will truly take off for Boston U. He’s out there a lot and he’s a legit top 4,on an excellent team, but he’s not a standout or superior.

    Gilbert seems to have stagnated. He was a good offensive defenseman his freshman year, had a great sophomore season, staying at home and playing against the other team’s top line every weekend but this year he really has not been noticeable nor did he really have a standout prospects camp.
    By comparison, this time last year, Luc Snuggerud was turning into the Duncan Keith of Omaha, playing in all situations and controlling the flow of the play a lot.

    It’s early but so far of these 3, Mitchell is by far the most impressive

  • October 28, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Craig it’s good to hear Mitchell can skate-
    I saw Gilbert on TV and no one has their head down when he’s on the ice-not sure about his skating however.

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