Blackhawks College Prospects Updates

It’s been a while since the Blackhawks played an NHL game. It’s also been a while since we checked in with the Hawks’ group of college prospects.

First, a few headlines:

In the current USCHO rankings, the Blackhawks are well represented. Among this week’s Top Ten, Chicago has prospects playing for:

  • #1 Notre Dame – defenseman Dennis Gilbert
  • #4 Cornell – forward Beau Starrett
  • #5 Denver – defensemen Ian Mitchell and Blake Hillman
  • #8 Northeastern – Sikura and defenseman Ryan Shea

Here are the rest of the college prospects updates.


Dylan Sikura, F, Northeastern University
19 games, 12 goals, 18 assists, 30 points, 7 blocked shots

Fredrik Olofsson, F, Omaha
22 games, 5 goals, 12 assists, 17 points, 24 blocked shots

Evan Barratt, F, Penn State University* (2017 pick)
18 game, 7 goals, 5 assists, 12 points, 5 blocked shots

Beau Starrett, F, Cornell University
16 games, 1 goal, 5 assists, 6 points, 11 blocked shots

Jack Ramsey, F, University of Minnesota
27 games, 2 goals, 5 assists, 7 points, 16 blocked shots

Parker Foo, F, Union College* (2017 pick)
24 games, 1 goal, 3 assists, 4 points, 20 blocked shots

Liam Coughlin, F, University of Vermont
19 games, 1 goal, 3 assists, 4 point, 11 blocked shots


Ian Mitchell, D, University of Denver* (2017 pick)
22 games, 1 goal, 14 assists, 15 points

Blake Hillman, D, University of Denver
22 games, 2 goals, 6 assists, 8 points

Chad Krys, D, Boston University
22 games, 5 goals, 14 assists, 19 points, 37 blocked shots, 2 GWG

Dennis Gilbert, D, Notre Dame
21 games, 3 goals, 4 assists, 7 points, 40 blocked shots

Ryan Shea, D, Northeastern University
22 games, 1 goal, 10 assists, 11 points, 31 blocked shots, team-leading +12

Jake Massie, D, University of Vermont
21 games, 0 goals, 3 assists, 3 points, 39 blocked shots

Joshua Ess, D, University of Wisconsin* (2017 pick)
25 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points, 28 blocked shots

Jake Ryczek, D
* w/ Providence (NCAA) – 5 games, 1 goal, 1 point
* w/ Halifax (QMJHL) – 10 games, 2 goals, 5 assists, 7 points

9 thoughts on “Blackhawks College Prospects Updates

  • January 19, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Always enjoy the prospects update.
    Wondering who the hawks might try to sign after the season.

  • January 19, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    When is Sikura signing. His college has a top 10 team so it be playoffs by the time he signs.

  • January 19, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Mo if they make frozen 4 its first weekend of April so regular season over.

  • January 20, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Sikura seems to have talent but I always worry with college players that they might take the same route as Kevin Hayes and become free agents. Hopefully Bowman has insite into the ability to sign this kid. Hoping for a more consistent and successful 2nd half. Go Hawks!!

  • January 20, 2018 at 11:50 am

    I think the young NCAA players are starting to see a shift in type of player both that the Hawks and NHL like to try-like a Sikura. (especially the Hawks)

  • January 20, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Hayes or Hayden. Theres no need to say anything. Going to be sweet watching Hayden nail some guys once he gets in to his 2nd and 3rd yr.

    Its fine to have lots of small skill fast FW there not all going to be good so we get some by having more instead of gamble on a few and not.

    Hayes brother was suppose to be like Hayden.

    These guys are going to get their money which ever way they do it. Why not be a good sport and have success with class.

  • January 20, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Who in their right mind would want to sign with our broke down dilapidated team ?

  • January 20, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Hayes signs with Blackhawks has 1 Stanley Cup

    Hayes goes for money and play time with Rangers has 0 Stanley Cups.

    Good decision.

  • January 20, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Dennis Gilbert is going to get his degree from Notre Dame in May. He is ahead of schedule. He is expecting to sign with the Hawks after his college season is over.
    That’s the word from Buffalo, NY

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