Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Updates

With the Blackhawks off to the hottest start in the organization’s history, having a couple days off will leave fans begging for the team to be back on the ice by the time Wednesday night’s match-up in Minnesota takes place.

In the meantime, let’s catch up with the top prospects in the organization.


  • Forwards

Teuvo Teräväinen, F, Jokerit (SM-liiga)
31 games, 8 goal, 13 assists, 21 points, -1, 6 PIM

Phillip Danault, C
Victoriaville (QMJHL) – 29 games, 14 goals, 30 assists, 44 points, -1, 28 PIM
Moncton (QMJHL) – 8 games, 3 goals, 12 assists, 15 points, +12, 6 PIM
Total – 37 games, 17 goals, 42 assists, 59 points, +11, 34 PIM

Mark McNeill, F, Prince Albert (WHL)
42 games, 18 goals, 29 assists, 47 points, +9, 27 PIM

Kevin Hayes, F, Boston College
23 games, 6 goal, 17 assists, 23 points, E, 14 PIM

Vince Hinostroza, F, Waterloo (USHL)
34 games, 23 goals, 30 assists, 53 points, +25, 8 PIM

Alex Broadhurst, F, London (OHL)
48 games, 16 goals, 27 assists, 43 points, +22, 30 PIM

Terry Broadhurst, F
Toledo (ECHL) – 36 games, 12 goals, 19 assist, 31 points, +13, 14 PIM
Rockford (AHL) – 8 games, 0 points, -3, 2 PIM

Chris Calnan, F, South Shore (EJHL)
29 games, 24 goals, 19 assists, 44 points, 28 PIM

Joakim Nordstrom, F, AIK (SEL)
31 games, 5 goal, 4 assist, 9 points, -7, 2 PIM

  • Defensemen

Dillon Fournier, D, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
40 games, 6 goals, 10 assist, 16 points, +7, 47 PIM

Stephen Johns, D, Notre Dame
26 games, 1 goals, 11 assists, 12 points, E, 34 PIM

Michael Paliotta, D, U. of Vermont
23 games, 0 goals, 6 assists, 6 points, E, 40 PIM

Justin Holl, D, U. of Minnesota
21 games, 1 goals, 3 assists, 4 points, E, 8 PIM

  • Goalies

Mac Carruth, Portland (WHL)
26 games, 21-3-2, 5 shutouts, .934 save pct

Brandon Whitney, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
42 games, 17-16-6, 2 shutouts, .897 save pct

Johan Mattsson, Tri-City, (USHL)
31 games, 12-14-3, 1 shutout, .907 save pct

Matt Tomkins, Sherwood Park (AJHL)
34 games, 17-10-5, 2 shutouts, .920 save pct

Kent Simpson
Toledo (ECHL) – 22 games, 9-9-3, .890 save pct
Rockford (AHL) – 1 game, 0-1-0, .853 save pct


8 thoughts on “Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Updates

  • January 28, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Carruth’s numbers look great. Is he that good, or maybe some great d-men in front of him?

    When is he scheduled to move up?

  • January 29, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Not until Portland’s season is done, Hockey donkey

  • January 29, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Well Carruth does have Derrick Pouliot (Pittsburgh draft pick) and Seth Jones (potential #1 pick this year) in front of him, but from everything i have heard, he has also just been playing very well. I’m really hoping he continues to develop as strongly as he did this year!

  • January 29, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Sometimes a W/L record can be deceiving, and even a GAA, but not Save %…he’s been most of the year between .925 and .934…that’s flat out good goaltending!

  • January 30, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I know that Waterloo is loaded, but does anyone know anymore about Hinostroza, other than he is a local kid (along with the Broadhursts)?

  • January 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I did some digging on him, and I found out that he is small, but strong and feisty (5’9″ 168 lbs)…he is uber talented and willing to go to the net, but that his size has held him back in the past…he has accepted a scholarship, I believe, at Notre Dame for next year.

    I am surprised that this blog hasn’t yielded more comments…people can say what they want about some of Bowman’s on ice NHL decisions, but his draft record has been stellar…Teravainen, Danault, McNeil and Hayes are all going to make good to great pros…Johns, Holl and Fournier are all looking like solid NHL prospects…and this doesn’t even include anyone in Rockford…and before Teravainen, people said that Bowman had drafted a bunch of potentially average to good players, but not Top 6 talent, and I disagree in bunches…this is a very talented group, and big to boot!

  • January 30, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    re: Hinostroza – also remember that he led all forwards at the World Junior A Challenge with eight points – six goals (one short-handed, one powerplay) and two assists – in four games, en route to being named the tournament MVP while leading Team USA to the gold.

    To Brad’s second point, it is funny that folks will take every opportunity to blast a GM – especially Bowman – but if things are OK/good the chatter seems to die down… I will note that we haven’t seen any of the kids Brad named in the NHL (yet), but we have seen Saad & Shaw (Bowman picks) look good so far in their young careers.

  • January 30, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Brad I will throw in my 2 cents…

    TT is going to be a star… scary good shot, play making, PP- better than Kane!
    Danault- is very good- somewhere between Bolland and Kruger!
    McNeil- will be a bust- or slightly better version of Beach! Bowman missed on this one.
    Fournier- I have never seen play- but read that he has some great potential- just been hurt a lot!
    I really love the lower end picks of Calnan and Hinostraza- Hino- could be the next corey conacher- ( little dude can play for Tampa)

    But Bowman has made some awful NHL moves- BRUNO- MONTY???????

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