Blackhawks: Pre-Thanksgiving Prospect Updates

As the Hawks continue on the Circus Trip for the last time, let’s take a moment to wander around the hockey world and catch up with the organization’s prospects not playing in Rockford.

First, a few links from The Athletic:

Scott Powers does an awesome job covering the Blackhawks. If you don’t read his stuff at The Athletic, you’re missing out.

First, let’s look at the players not competing in the NCAA this season.



Alex DeBrincat – Erie Otters (OHL)
18 games, 19 goals, 21 assists, 40 points

Alexandre Fortin – Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
10 games, 4 goals, 10 assists, 14 points

Radovan Bondra – Vancouver Giants (WHL)
20 games, 15 goals, 8 assists, 23 points

Graham KnottTraded to Windsor  (OHL)
Niagara IceDogs (OHL) – 14 games, 4 goals, 13 assists, 17 points
Windsor Spitfires (OHL) – 2 games, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points

John Dahlström – Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
18 games, 8 goals, 12 assists, 20 points

Artur Kayumov – Loko Yaroslavl (MHL)
20 games, 7 goals, 6 assists, 13 points

Nathan Noel – Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
19 games, 7 goals, 9 assists, 16 points

Roy Radke – Barrie Colts (OHL)
12 games, 6 goals, 5 assists, 11 points

Mathias From – Rögle BK (SHL)
16 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points


Robin Press – Djurgårdens IF (SHL)
10 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point

Andreas Söderberg – IK Pantern (Allsvenskan)
19 games, 2 goals, 3 assists, 5 points

Joni Tuulola – HPK (Liiga)
21 games, 1 goal, 2 assist, 3 points

Lucas Carlsson – Brynäs IF (SHL)
12 games, o goals, 2 assist, 2 point

Jake Ryczek – Waterloo (USHL)
13 games, 2 goals, 4 assists, 6 points

Now, let’s update how the NCAA prospects are doing to date.



John Hayden – Yale*
5 games, 5 goals, 2 assists, 7 points
* – Hayden is the captain at Yale this season

Chris Calnan – Boston College*
12 games, 3 goals, 6 assists, 9 points
* – Calnan is the captain at Boston College this season

Anthony Louis – Miami (OH)**
11 games, 9 goals, 6 assist, 15 points
** – Louis is an alternate captain at Miami this season

Matt Iacopelli – Western Michigan
10 games, 10 goals, 2 assists, 12 points

Dylan Sikura – Northeastern
11 games, 4 goals, 9 assists, 13 points

Fredrik Olofsson – Omaha
9 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points

Beau Starrett – Cornell
5 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points

Jack Ramsey – Minnesota
7 game, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points


Luc Snuggerud – Omaha
10 games, 5 goals, 4 assists, 9 points

Dennis Gilbert – Notre Dame
10 games, 0 goals, 5 assists, 5 points

Ryan Shea – Northeastern
11 games, 1 goal, 3 assists, 4 points

Chad Krys – Boston University
9 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points

Blake Hillman – Denver
9 games, 0 goals, 4 assists, 4 points

9 thoughts on “Blackhawks: Pre-Thanksgiving Prospect Updates

  • November 17, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Lots of promise hopefully next few years we will be talking about how good they re doing with bkackhawks

  • November 17, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    The prospects outside of Rockford look very promising. I’m not too thrilled about what we have there now. No one excites me on offense and besides Pokka, we know what we got in Gustafson and Svedberg. The others on defense are a little more unknown. The goalies aren’t too exciting either. I think Mac Carruth might be a back-up, if not an AHL journeyman. Hopefully these prospects pan out because The Rockford pipeline looks drier than ever.

  • November 17, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Tab- I saw a comment regarding former prospect Maxim Shalunov on another site…. He is apparently playing very well in the KHL this year. Any belief he could be re-evaluated and brought back to the hawks org as depth? I dont know his contract status over there at all or anything.

  • November 17, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Iacopelli is a sophomore but he’s 22. He had a rough first year, but they had a coaching change. The coaching change has been a plus for him and western Michigan as a whole.

  • November 17, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    We’ve talked about Shalunov here before. He is no longer Hawks property and would be an unrestricted free agent. The deal he signed with the Hawks was an AHL deal…not the typical elc. His rights were relinquished the summer of 2015

  • November 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Like Nick said… Rockford is depleted… best player there- probably the Old goalie from Sweden

    My guess-

    1st tier- guys to stick in NHL

    Hayden!!!! Hayden!!!
    Fortin!!! has the IQ/Heart

    2nd (guys who will get chance/cuz of unique skill- but we will see how it works in NHL vs. MEN)
    D-cat- hands/sniper
    From/speed/size combo
    Olofsson- all around solid

    I have never seen/ or noticed Sikura playing- so no Opinion there…
    Iacopelli- Heavy shot/body… but seems to be average skater with average IQ…
    “Matt Carey2.0”- hope I am wrong

  • November 17, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Surprised by Dahlstrom’s output? Anyone know if he can skate well? He must have some offensive upside.

  • November 18, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Snuggerud has been outstanding here in Omaha to start the season. He is playing on the top pair and in all situations, really shoots the puck well, excellent skater. Amazing how some of these kids really grow in all facets of their game year to year.

    Hawks will sign him in April bank on it.

  • November 18, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Motte sounds close to returning. Another few games. Could join team in Calgary.

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