Blackhawks Trade Into 3rd Round, Select Defenseman Taige Harding

The Chicago Blackhawks traded back into the third round of the 2021 NHL Draft, sending a third-round pick in the 2022 Draft to Carolina for the 91st overall selection.

At 91, the Blackhawks went BIG. Like, real big.

Taige Harding, D
6-7, 236
Shoots: L

Obviously the Blackhawks see something in Harding that others don’t. He was not ranked by any scouting services. He’s an overage player (born Jan. 3, 2002) and is headed to Providence College next season.

He was born in Irvine, Great Britain and played the last couple seasons at Fort McMurray in the AJHL.

10 thoughts on “Blackhawks Trade Into 3rd Round, Select Defenseman Taige Harding

  • July 24, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    At least he’s a big boy?

  • July 24, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Holy Cow, StanBo must be reading the blogs. He’s big. Only 19?? If you could get anything out of him, it might be a positive.

  • July 24, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    I believe the Hawks Organization does poach our ideas,just kidding relax. But I will raise my hand as being 1 of the first on our site to suggest pursuing Seth Jones. Most of us here have been questioning this organization,s lack of any physicality and size. Now in the last 24 hours we have the arrival of a signed and sealed Seth Jones and we have a draft full of thick big boned men except for 1 pick. If magically Strome,Nylander,Carpenter,Zadorov,and DeHaan are moved in the next month or so we will all know that they are listening to us! On a side note,I believe that 1 of those 10.5 Million Dollar salaries are going to be purged from the roster 1 way or the other. We will see,I have been very wrong before.

  • July 24, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Optimistic: The new Chara

    More likely: Mark Hatcher 2.0

    No complaints on this one.

  • July 24, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    From the videos I’ve seen, he does everything your typical Hawk doesn’t … Hard shot … Knocks people down … Can KO aggressors with one punch 6’7 230 … a John Scott with a little talent.

  • July 25, 2021 at 7:54 am

    “committed indians”? Really? I really hope you guys are from India, otherwise…not cool.

  • July 25, 2021 at 11:50 am

    @not something racist
    Grow up

  • July 25, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    @not something racist
    I guess we all can’t be as woke as you are…schmuck.

  • July 26, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Agree-not agree, in the middle doesn’t matter the days of the Indian head are numbered. Might not be in the next year or two, but it will change. Been a fan of the Blackhawks and the uniform since about 5 years old but as I said before–the times are a changing.

    When that the media people for NHL wouldn’t show the Blackhawk logo it foreshadowed where things will eventually go.

  • August 12, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    I know this kid very well throughout his playing time in St.Albert. This pick is purely about size. He has had some health issues due to his growth and is the slowest player on the ice. In A fast league he will be absolutely lost. Not a high hockey IQ and for his size, not a great shot. Big heart and nice kid but nowhere near NHL calibre.

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