Blackhawks Prospect Updates

With a couple days off between Blackhawks games, let’s take a look at how some of the organization’s top prospects are performing.

Kevin Hayes

Kevin Hayes, F
Boston College – NCAA (Hockey East)
23 games, 16 goals, 26 assists, 42 points, 6 PIM
Hayes was named the Hockey East Player of the Week on Jan. 20.

Teuvo Teräväinen, F
Jokerit Helsinki – SM-liiga
33 games, 4 goal, 22 assists, 26 points, 8 PIM
Click here for a recap of the World Junior Championships.

Ryan Hartman, F
Plymouth – OHL
29 games, 13 goals, 15 assists, 28 points, 46 PIM

Vince Hinostroza, F
Notre Dame – NCAA (Hockey East)
17 games, 5 goals, 15 assists, 20 points, 2 PIM

Tyler Motte, F
U. of Michigan – NCAA (B1G)
18 games, 5 goals, 4 assists, 9 points, 18 PIM

Chris Calnan, F
Boston College – NCAA (Hockey East)
20 games, 3 goals, 6 assists, 9 points, 19 PIM

John Hayden, F
Yale – NCAA (ECAC)
17 games, 3 goals, 5 assists, 8 points, 12 PIM

Luke Johnson, F
North Dakota – NCAA (NCHC)
22 games, 4 goal, 9 assists, 13 points, 14 PIM

Anthony Louis, F
Miami (OH) – NCAA (NCHC)
20 games, 4 goals, 6 assists, 10 points, 8 PIM


Stephen Johns, D
Notre Dame – NCAA (Hockey East)
23 games, 4 goals, 8 assists, 12 points, 32 PIM

Dillon Fournier, D
Ryoun-Noranda – QMJHL
36 games, 13 goals, 19 assists, 32 points, 54 PIM

Carl Dahlström, D
Linkoping – SuperElite
16 games, 1 goal, 9 assists, 10 points, 4 PIM

Travis Brown, D
Moose Jaw – WHL
43 games, 9 goals, 29 assists, 38 points, 48 PIM
Brown was traded from Moose Jaw to Victoria on Jan. 6.
Victoria – WHL
4 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points, 4 PIM

Robin Norell, D
Djurgardens IF Stockholm – Allsvenskan (Sweden)
12 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point, 4 PIM

Michael Paliotta, D
U. of Vermont – NCAA (Hockey East)
23 games, 3 goals, 14 assist, 17 points, 33 PIM

Justin Holl, D
U. of Minnesota – NCAA (B1G)
20 games, 0 goals, 7 assists, 7 points, 14 PIM

Sam Jardine, D
Ohio State – NCAA (B1G)
19 games, 0 goals, 5 assists, 5 points, 12 PIM

20 thoughts on “Blackhawks Prospect Updates

  • January 21, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Great to see the success… Nice to see Calnan, Hayden, and Luke Johnson improving.

    And even better- a lot of these Guys/teams will be in the NCAA Final Four… BC, UND,ND all have great shots of making it!!!

  • January 21, 2014 at 11:35 am

    The WJC totals for TT, Hartman, Hinostroza and Norell look like they don’t include the medal round. TT finished 2+13 for 15 points and a +12 for the entire WJC. The other three may have scored points in the medal round too – not sure.

    Also – TT is playing today and already has a goal in the 1st period – so up to the minute scoring has him 5+22 in his 34th game.

  • January 21, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    FWIW: TT also added an assist later in the game.

  • January 21, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    TT also got an assist today to go along with a goal in Jokerit’s 5-1 win.

    I think he now has 2 goals and 9 assists in the 5 games he’s played since the WJC.

  • January 21, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I have said all year long that Hayes was a different player at BC…a little perspective is needed to understand how good those numbers are…for College Hockey, especially with the schedule that BC plays, Hino’s #s are great…Hayes’ #s are off the charts…ever since his near tragic occurrence to end last year’s season, Hayes has awoken and has finally turned into a mature hockey player…at this point, Hayes is 2 from the Hawks…he will be in Rockford at the end of this college season, and then next year he might even get called up to the Hawks depending on the opportunities…he’s the real deal.

    A childhood friend of mine is a sport’s agent in Toronto, he told me last week that hockey scouts are drooling over John’s season at ND…he signs with the Hawks this year and is in Rockford as well, when his season is over…

    Finally, Dahlstrom is considered as sure an NHL DMan as ANY European is…and he already has the body size and strength to play in NA…he could be with the Hawks as early as late next season…he will be in Rockford next year…his fellow countryman, Klas Dahlbeck, with Rockford, is having a dynamite season and should get a shot with the Hawks next TC…

    Things are looking very good…still, to me, the prospect I am most excited about is Garret Ross…he has had a dream first season in Rockford, and is going to be Hawk soon…he’s the kind of hockey player that gets under the opposition’s skin because he does everything so well and is so tenacious…what a great pipeline…

  • January 21, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Ryan Hartman is quietly having a good to very good year in Plymouth. The OHL is a high scoring league but Hartman’s 28 points in 29 games is significant because Plymouth SUCKS. By way of comparison, Michael McCarron F, picked 25th in the 2013 draft by MTL has 17 points in 43 games and plays for the London Knights, one of the best teams in the league.

  • January 21, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Why did compare McCarron?. Cause he is my wife’s nephew so we follow him.

  • January 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Don’t forget about Dillon Fournier in the Quebec Junior L. He’s an exciting offensive D-man who has scored 13 goals-a really good skater-I saw him play in Gatineau when visiting my parents. The word was he wasn’t going to make the Canada Junior team because they were a little worried that his skills were redundant and they needed a couple of more stay at home blueliners.
    He has nice size and about average quickness. That being said I heard a lot of the same things about S. Lalonde a few years ago. Still another name to consider on the depth chart for Rockford next year.

  • January 21, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    K.Hayes with a goal today – now 17+26 and is 2nd in NCAA scoring, behind his teammate Johnny Gaudreau who has 21+27.

  • January 22, 2014 at 1:58 am

    After 15 points in 7 games at world juniors, T

    0/3 of teams 4g
    0/1 of teams 1g
    1/2 of teams 3g
    0/2 of teams 2g
    1/1 of teams 5g

    2 g/9a in 5 games
    11 points of teams 15goals, Valuable.

  • January 22, 2014 at 9:05 am

    @Morrison, I think you accidentally wrote those stats in Finnish. Could you translate that to English for us?

  • January 22, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Michigan Mo G/A so in game 1 0 goals/3 assists on team’s 4 goals.

    Does anyone have any serious info on whether Johns will sign? I like his ability and think he would be a good Hawk, but will he Justin Schultz the Hawks?

  • January 22, 2014 at 10:22 am

    My concern for Johns is that he will want to play right away (because money is awesome), and the Hawks might not have a spot open for him.

    I haven’t been able to see all that many BC games. I know Gaudreau is regarded as a better talent, so is Hayes doing well on his own or is Gaudreau pulling him around the ice?

  • January 22, 2014 at 11:30 am

    JS, K.Hayes is definitely helped by being on the same line as Gaudreau (LW) and Arnold (C), but at the same time they are helped by having Hayes on their line. Hayes started the season centering the 2nd line and was scoring at a pretty good clip without Gaudreau and Arnold. He was moved to RW on the 1st line about a dozen games into the season – so he played about half the games without the benefit of the other two top players. His scoring has increased since being on the top line – but it is not a case of Hayes being dragged around the ice by Gaudreau. He has played well and Hawks fans should be excited with the way he’s playing this season. The only caveat is that he is a senior and by the time players are seniors – they should have an advantage over 18 & 19 year olds similiar to overagers in Jrs.

  • January 22, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Assuming Blackhawks sign Johns, is he an instant Blackhawk or finish the season in Rockord? With the miles that will be put on Rozsival in the Olympics, he would be a welcome addition at the 6th defenseman spot IMO

  • January 22, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    By the time Notre Dame’s season ends and Johns presumably signs, we’ll be past the deadline and the only question for the Hawks re: Johns will be how much cap space they have in Chicago. If he goes to Rockford for financial purposes to finish the regular season I have little/no doubt he’d be in Chicago as a black ace for the playoffs.

    And if the Hawks want Johns on the NHL roster, one of Kostka/Brookbank will go away between now & the Soldier Field game.

  • January 22, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I think Smith28 played all 4 yrs at BC too, so KHayes would be a good role player…

    Tab, 6 is on a 2way contract but does he have to clear waivers. I thought 2way contracts you good…

  • January 22, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    re: Morrison – Ben Smith was the MOP of the Frozen Four his senior year at BC.

    re: Kostka on a two-way deal – he is. And, if the Hawks wanted/needed to make a space for Johns, that could be a consideration.

  • January 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    JS, ER explained that very well…certainly Hayes is helped by being on the 1st line with solid playmakers and finishers, but he creates so many opportunities for that line with his size, speed and physical play…I’d say they benefit more from him, than vice versa…Hayes was scoring at the same clip at the beginning of the year when he was centring the 2nd line…he has been on this pace all season…no slumps…

    As for Johns, he will definitely sign with the Hawks, so no worries…he will finish the year in Rockford (why rush him?) and then, as Tab said, likely wear the black jersey during the playoffs…he has a bright future in Chicago as does Adam Clendening, who will be ready to start next season in Chicago.

  • January 23, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Tab, or anyone- what is the rule for Playoff roster eligibility… for a guy like Johns or TT at the end of year? Games played? Signed by date? Roster turned in by certain date by Hawks???

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