Blackhawks Prospect Updates

It’s been almost a full month since we checked in with the Blackhawks’ top prospects, so let’s take a look around the system at how the next generation of Chicago stars have been performing.

Notre Dame’s Vince Hinostroza was hot before getting hurt.

While Ryan Hartman made the biggest headlines when he signed with the Hawks recently, no Chicago prospect earned as much recognition as Notre Dame’s Vince Hinostroza.

Hinostroza was named Hockey East’s Rookie of the Month for October and the Hockey Commissioners Association’s National Rookie of the Month for October. He also earned Hockey East Rookie of the Week honors for the week ending November 10. Unfortunately, a leg injury has kept him out of the lineup for a few games and could cost him some additional time.

Teuvo Teräväinen, F
Jokerit Helsinki – SM-liiga
18 games, 3 goal, 10 assists, 13 points, 2 PIM

Ryan Hartman, F
Plymouth – OHL
20 games, 10 goals, 11 assists, 21 points, 38 PIM

Vince Hinostroza, F
Notre Dame – NCAA (Hockey East)
10 games, 3 goals, 9 assists, 12 points, 2 PIM

Kevin Hayes, F
Boston College – NCAA (Hockey East)
11 games, 6 goals, 10 assists, 16 points, 6 PIM

Chris Calnan, F
Boston College – NCAA (Hockey East)
9 games, 1 goal, 4 assists, 5 points, 15 PIM

Tyler Motte, F
U. of Michigan – NCAA (B1G)
10 games, 4 goals, 0 assists, 4 points, 12 PIM

John Hayden, F
Yale – NCAA (ECAC)
7 games, 0 goals, 3 assists, 3 points, 2 PIM

Luke Johnson, F
North Dakota – NCAA (NCHC)
10 games, 1 goal, 4 assists, 5 points, 6 PIM

Anthony Louis, F
Miami (OH) – NCAA (NCHC)
10 games, 4 goals, 3 assists, 7 points, 6 PIM

Dillon Fournier

Stephen Johns, D
Notre Dame – NCAA (Hockey East)
12 games, 2 goals, 5 assists, 7 points, 16 PIM

Dillon Fournier, D
Ryoun-Noranda – QMJHL
22 games, 7 goals, 10 assists, 17 points, 40 PIM

Carl Dahlstrom, D
Linkoping – SuperElite
9 games, 1 goal, 6 assists, 7 points, 4 PIM

Travis Brown, D
Moose Jaw – WHL
27 games, 8 goals, 20 assists, 28 points, 24 PIM

Justin Holl, D
U. of Minnesota – NCAA (B1G)
9 games, 0 goals, 3 assists, 3 points, 6 PIM

Michael Paliotta, D
U. of Vermont – NCAA (Hockey East)
9 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point, 27 PIM

Sam Jardine, D
Ohio State – NCAA (B1G)
11 games, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points, 10 PIM

16 thoughts on “Blackhawks Prospect Updates

  • November 20, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Does anyone know any specifics on Brown. I know he was a 5th rounder from 2 years ago… (another 5th round find ala Ross and Shaw)…

    But a PPG average? wow… when you think Hawks depth he would definitely be one of the last guys I think of and he seems to be killing it.

  • November 20, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Tim, I only know that watching both Brown and Fournier in Camp… Fournier looks to be the best skating D man prospect the Hawks have… Brown was quick to…
    but Fournier glides like Leddy/Danault type… both look promising…

    And Johns is an eraser- Seabrook type

    IMO- the Hawks can’t wait to get these “Better skating 4th line 4 checkers who can finish”… Hino, Danault, Motte, Ross,Bhurst,42… cuz this Bollig/Bbank/??? is falling short and is what is missing from last year- to this year… but they all need a little seasoning/experience.

  • November 20, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Danault can flat out skate. I agree the ability to skate and legitimate “game speed” is something that the Blackhawks need an injection of. Sooner the better in fact.

    I’m keenly interested in Fournier. Looks like the Hawks could have something there. Plus Clendening is already waiting in the wings.

  • November 20, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Adding the goalies: (where the cupboard seems bare)
    Brandon Whitney
    Victoriaville Tigres, QMJHL
    21 games, 1126 minutes
    3.62 GAA (68 goals)
    8-10-2 record
    .892 save pct

    Mac Carruth
    Toledo Walleye, ECHL
    8games, 432 minutes
    2.50 GAA, (18goals)
    4-3-0 record
    .927 save pct

    I will be interested to see if Mac gets an AHL start tonite

  • November 20, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I really like what I’ve seen from Hinostroza, I just worry about size. Him, Danault, TT… they are all really small. I’ve been keeping an eye on McNeil because I like his size + skating ability.

    Johns has also been great. I really hope he signs with the Hawks and doesn’t pull a Justin Schultz.

    Such a ridiculous amount of young talent coming through the pipe line.

  • November 20, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Going off on a side rail here… There is one thing that bothers me about the blackhawks prospects… We have a ton of talent in the NCAA ranks, and i cant use them in NHL14 due to the whole not using college athletes in videogames thing….

    Sorry… Just kinda needed to sound off on that… lol

  • November 20, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    hey Rufus… how ’bout that Pirri kid??

  • November 20, 2013 at 6:29 pm


    Roll 4 lines!

  • November 20, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Espo, all 3 of Chicago’s “top” goalie prospects have played well…Raanta and Simpson saw their play drop off lately when the Rockford Defence went out the window…but both can flat out play…Rannta was considered the top goalie prospect in all of Europe last year…and Carruth has been GREAT with the Walleye…I too hope he starts in Rockford soon.

    Hino has been great, but its Kevin Hayes that has lit up the NCAA…he started on fire and has stayed there…plus Kevin has speed to go with his huge frame…he will be signed to Rockford at the end of this NCAA season…

    Carl Dahlstrom is apparently been a monster so far this season in Sweden…a lot of scouts are saying that Dahlstrom is the best D prospect in Europe and that he has finally shown signs of an offensive game to go with his consistent D approach…

    So, yeah, the cupboard is stocked with most spots locked up for awhile…the Hawks have nothing but time to give these kids to develop.

  • November 20, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Hey Brad, I am very familiar with all our goalie prospects. Rantta has been getting pulled right and left lately for bad play. The worst of it has happened since Habby’s cave in a few weeks ago and talk was peaking about him coming up. His mechanics are terrible leaving way too much top corner open in the rush.

    Carruth is in the ECHL so meh. He was on a DOMINANT team in Juniors and I watched 10-12 of his games last year and he seemed able to stop routine shots but a good shot beat him frequently…his team just gave up damn few grade A shots.

    I saw both these guys at training camp this year in South Bend for 2 days which also dampened my enthusiasm.

    We have no backup options right now.

  • November 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Can Tab or someone else clarify the rights the Hawks have regarding Johns – Do they have an exclusive period to sign him after his final college season? When would he potentially become a free agent with the ability to sign with any team? Thanks

  • November 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I was wondering about Johns as well. IIRC there were concerns of him not signing with Blackhawks and going the Schultz route, as somebody pointed out. Is this still a concern?

  • November 21, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    If Johns does not sign a deal with Chicago at the end of his NCAA season, then the Hawks have a 2 week exclusivity period in which they can try and work out a deal with him before other teams can jump into the fray…I highly doubt Bowman would let it come to that…the Hawks have been VERY good to Johns and they are the best franchise in sports…if he doesn’t sign with Chicago it will be teams like FLA coming after him, so it only makes sense to sign here…

  • November 21, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Kinda like Schultz leaving a perennial playoff team to play for a crap team since their 2006 Stanley Cup run? Makes sense but athletes don’t always go to teams that everybody knows makes most sense for them…

  • November 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Having training camp there in sept. might have been a reason for that.

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