Blackhawks Prospects Making Strong Impression In OHL Playoffs

In one playoff series in the Ontario Hockey League, two of the Blackhawks top prospects are making a strong statement.

The series between the Sarnia Sting and Saginaw Spirit has seen the box scores filled by Brandon Saad and Ludvig Rensfeldt, two of the Hawks top prospect.

On Friday night, Saad led Saginaw to a big victory to take a lead in the series. He scored the game-winning goal and added an empty net tally to go with two assists and was plus-four in the 5-2 win. In the five games of the series, Saad has 12 points (six goals, six assists) and is plus-seven to lead the Spirit.

Rensfeldt had an assist on Sarnia’s first goal. He now has five points (two goals, three assists) and is plus-two in the five games to date.

Both players had an exceptional regular season. Saad scored 34 goals and added 42 assists while posting a plus-35 rating in 44 games. Rensfeldt scored 22 goals and was credited with 21 assists with a plus-three in 58 regular season contests.

3 thoughts on “Blackhawks Prospects Making Strong Impression In OHL Playoffs

  • March 31, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Saad had the best ppg average in the OHL and is continuing to tear it up in the playoffs with and even higher ppg average. After his lacklustre performance in the WJC-20 tourney last December, it’s good to see him rising to the occasion in the playoffs. It will be fun to watch him the rest of the way and in training camp next year. He just might be that top-6 LW the Hawks have been looking for.

  • March 31, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Brandon Saad will be a top 6 forward next year. He represents the best thing Bowman has done in his tenure so far. I think he could help the Hawks in this year’s playoffs if his junior team gets eliminated soon.
    I see 35 goals per year written all over him.

  • March 31, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks Tab…Saad is going to be an outstanding NHL player IMO…and the 2 Swedish kids are underrated by Hawks fans…both Rensfeldt and Nordstrom are smart, talented kids who can score…I think both have a great shot at being NHLers too.

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