Blackhawks Prospect Update: USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp

The Blackhawks have six prospects from their last two draft classes participating in the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp at Lake Placid on the rosters for the United States, Finland and Sweden.

On Sunday, the Blackhawks had all six prospects involved in the two games.

In one game Sunday, USA Blue lost 6-5 to Finland in overtime. In that game, Teuvo Teräväinen had four points (one goal, three assists) for Finland, including an assist on the game-winning goal. He also saw action on Finland’s penalty kill.

For the USA Blue, Vince Hinostroza had one assist and John Hayden served two penalty minutes in the game.

In the other Sunday contest, Carl Dahlström had an assist as Sweden defeated USA White 4-2. Robin Norell also skated for Sweden, and Tyler Motte earned two penalty minutes for USA White.

Finland will play USA White and Sweden will play USA Blue on Monday.

Teräväinen (1st) and Hinostroza (6th) were drafted by the Blackhawks in 2012, while Dahlström (2nd), Hayden (3rd), Norell and Motte (both 4th) were 2013 Draft choices of the Hawks.

11 thoughts on “Blackhawks Prospect Update: USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp

  • August 5, 2013 at 7:17 am

    My Man crush for TT continues to grow. And I honestly think he could be better playing with high-end offensive talent/IQ that the Hawks have on top 6!!!!

    Just like Kane is much better skating w/ faster, smarter, stronger players… TT will be the same… on the NHL/Hawks vs. SM-Liga

  • August 5, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Glad to see TT put in a high level performance… thanks for the updates Tab!

    Can’t wait to see how monday’s games turn out. I’m hoping Hayden puts in a good game. I really can’t wait to see him develop. He has a great NHL Frame… almost Joe Thornton-esque.

  • August 5, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Nice to see Tuevo with a huge game. I have been highly critial of the TT selection I hope he continues to prove me wrong. Go Hawks!

  • August 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

    There is no doubt that TT has elite talent, the question will always be does he have the heart, like Kane, to be pushed around, hammered into the boards, and even run-at at times…if he does, there is no question that he will be a top NHL producer, no question at all…

    The Hawks, Wall, are bringing him along slowly so that the can transform his body into a solid core that can endure all the whacks and hits he will receive in the NHL…from a purely talent level, I agree, I think he could play now…

    Likely, we won’t see TT in a Hawk’s jersey for 2 more years…could always be one more, but likely two…and that’s the great thing about the Hawks organization, for as good as TT is now, we don’t have to have him now…we can afford to wait and let him get stronger physically and mentally.

  • August 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I don’t have the link, but it’s a Brian Hedger post at, where TT is interviewed and he talks about taking a leadership role – very cool.

    Here’s a link from the game Sunday that shows TT on the scoring plays – he’s wearing #19:

  • August 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks so much ER…TT was a tipped shot away from a 2+2 night…it was great to see him on the point on the PP…great vision and presence…tons of confidence with the puck, and I like how he collapses in from the point, and as the players come toward him, then he dishes to the open man.

    Lots of talent and lots of smarts…

  • August 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I want Teuvo to get a good 4 yrs in with Hossa (while we still have 81, 19, 88 & 10 all at the same time). I am stoaked for that.

  • August 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. Him playing w/ any combo of 10-81 or 19-88… would be fun to watch!!! And he would be a better scorer w/ Hawks then Jokerit!

    Brad- Kane doesn’t have the Heart or Strength to handle the abuse… but does fine (as long as he is paired w/ the right combo’s)- although – I don’t know if TT has the ability to dart and duck the cheap shots that Kane does-

  • August 5, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    TT scores another goal in Lake Placid.

  • August 5, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Wall, Kaner’s performance against the Bruins put aside my doubts him…yes, he can pick his spots at times, but when he absolutely has to, he will pay the price. Kane was a warrior against the Bruins, and has earned my complete respect.

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