Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Updates

Seasons across college and junior hockey are coming to a close, and players are beginning to make decisions about their futures in the game. Some of the Hawks’ top prospects have formally joined the organization already, and others have decisions coming soon.

John Hayden – Yale*
33 games, 21 goals, 13 assists, 34 points
* – Hayden was the captain at Yale 

Anthony Louis – Miami (OH)**
36 games, 14 goals, 25 assist, 39 points
** – Louis was an alternate captain at Miami

Luc Snuggerud – Omaha
39 games, 11 goals, 20 assists, 31 points

Roy Radke – Barrie Colts (OHL)
45 games, 23 goals, 13 assists, 36 points
Radke missed 20 games because of an ankle injury.

Dylan Sikura – Northeastern
38 games, 21 goals, 36 assists, 57 points

Maxim Shalunov – Sibir Novosibirsk (KHL)
49 games, 19 goals, 18 assists, 37 points


Alex DeBrincat – Erie Otters (OHL)
63 games, 65 goals, 62 assists, 127 points

Matthew Highmore – Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
64 games, 34 goals, 55 assists, 89 points

Alexandre Fortin – Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
52 games, 22 goals, 30 assists, 52 points

Radovan BondraPrince George Cougars (WHL)
Vancouver Giants (WHL): 32 games, 19 goals, 12 assists, 31 points
Prince George Cougars (WHL): 30 games, 13 goals, 19 assists, 32 points
Slovakia (WJC): 5 games, 0 points

John Dahlström – Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL): 63 games, 30 goals, 29 assists, 59 points
Sweden (WJC): 8 games, 2 goals, 0 assists, 2 points

Nathan Noel – Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
52 games, 26 goals, 24 assists, 50 points

Graham KnottWindsor Spitfires (OHL)
Niagara IceDogs (OHL): 14 games, 4 goals, 13 assists, 17 points
Windsor Spitfires (OHL): 45 games, 11 goals, 24 assists, 35 points

Mathias From – Rögle BK (SHL)
Rögle BK J20 (SuperElit): 12 games, 8 goals, 9 assists, 17 points
Rögle BK (SHL): 33 games, 3 goals, 1 assist, 4 points
Denmark (WJC): 3 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points

Artur Kayumov – HK Ryazan (VHL)
HK Ryazan (VHL): 12 games, 1 goal, 6 assists, 7 points
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL): 4 games, 0 points
Loko Yaroslavl (MHL): 33 games, 8 goals, 11 assists, 19 points


Lucas Carlsson – Brynäs IF (SHL)
Brynäs IF (SHL): 41 games, 3 goals, 8 assist, 11 points
Sweden (WJC): 7 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points

Andreas Söderberg – IK Pantern (Allsvenskan)
52 games, 3 goals, 6 assists, 9 points

Joni Tuulola – HPK (Liiga)
54 games, 2 goal, 6 assist, 8 points

Jake Ryczek – Waterloo (USHL)
46 games, 8 goals, 21 assists, 29 points

NCAA prospects


Matt Iacopelli – Western Michigan
39 games, 20 goals, 14 assists, 34 points

Chris Calnan – Boston College*
39 games, 6 goals, 10 assists, 16 points
* – Calnan is the captain at Boston College this season

Fredrik Olofsson – Omaha
34 games, 11 goals, 13 assists, 24 points

Beau Starrett – Cornell
34 games, 4 goals, 10 assists, 14 points

Liam Coughlin – Vermont
31 games, 3 goals, 8 assists, 11 points

Jack Ramsey – Minnesota
35 game, 1 goal, 4 assist, 5 points


Dennis Gilbert – Notre Dame
37 games, 0 goals, 22 assists, 22 points

Chad Krys – Boston University
37 games, 5 goal, 5 assists, 10 points

Ryan Shea – Northeastern
38 games, 1 goal, 13 assists, 14 points

Blake Hillman – Denver
39 games, 1 goals, 6 assists, 7 points

11 thoughts on “Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Updates

  1. It’s a rule that everyone must score in these Canadian junior leagues
    in the WHL – Bondra and Dahlstrom are 58th and 73rd respectively in scoring
    OHL – Knott was 73rd, Brincat of course was 1st
    QMJHL – Highmore 8th, Fortin 57th, Noel 66th

    Brincat has signed
    Who else do you think, Tab?

  2. Shalunov “will not be joining the Blackhawks for at least another year”

    I knew he wasn’t coming over now – but not for at least another year? What happened?

  3. Will be interesting to see if they sign radke or bondra.
    Noel is another guy drafted as a 19 year old last year.
    Tompkins and calnan are both seniors don’t think there is interest from the hawks to sign them.
    Don’t know if they would lose rights to anyone else by not signing them from Europe.

  4. I think he might come in 17/18.

    Shalunov wants to play in the olympics, the NHL may not go to the olympics. He would be a fringe player for the olympic team if he stayed in Russia. Jumping the pond even if NHL players are allowed to go, he probably wouldnt be selected as the Ruskies tend to hold grudges. They’re weird that way. Same way they don’t give young guys ice.

    He’s an RFA and wants his rights traded to a better team. If hes traded to SKA or CSKA he’ll probably stay in the KHL. If not he’ll come over. The agent is using the Hawks option as leverage to get what he wants.

  5. The Sea Dogs had their annual awards and Highmore won the highest scorer as mentioned above and also won team MVP. Playoffs start Friday. Hopefully a long run.

  6. I was wondering what happened to Highmore the last couple weeks. I remember looking at his stats when the Hawks signed him and at that time I think he had 84 or 85 points. Then after a couple more games he had 88 points. Then he stayed at 88 points for 5 or 6 games until he scored one to end the season with 89. It’s like his offense dried up for almost 2 weeks and I wondered if he was injured and missed games. Anyone know if he was hurt or what happened?

  7. Man, you had me scared when you said Shalumov wouldn’t join the Blackhawks for at least another year. He may join them next season – that’s very different than a year.

  8. ER there were many players being rested before playoffs begin as they were comfortably in first place. They will need a healthy Highmore, Chabot, Joseph, Gauthier, Smallman, Noel etc. for a deep run

  9. Most comments on this post really focus on the Forwards we have in the system ,.,.,Are the D players really that futile to speak about ?

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