World Junior Championships Update

Hartman IIHF

Through three games at the World Junior Championships, the Blackhawks’ prospects are having a strong tournament.

For Finland, Teuvo Teravainen has five assists and is plus-five in three contests. Vince Hinostroza has three goals and two assists while Ryan Hartman has one goal and two assists for the United States.

Also, defenseman Robin Norell – a fourth round pick by the Hawks in 2013 – has one goal in three games for Sweden.

7 thoughts on “World Junior Championships Update

  • December 30, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Tab, without know the “clock” or specifics on Teuvo’s deal, is there a realistic chance that Teravinen skates w the big club this season? I know the original thought was 14 season at the earliest, but I wonder if the Hawks might want to take a look at him sooner.

  • December 30, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    SSHM, I would personally advise against it…while TT has loads of natural talent, he is still way too thin to play late in the season or come playoff time…he needs an aggressive offseason strength training program more than anything else…

    Tab, Hartman is a stud…there’s a kid who has lots of strength to play in the league right now…I love how Hartman battles and how he finishes his checks…very impressive young hockey player.

  • December 30, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Points per team goals.

    Hartman 3 of 19 teams goals
    Hino 5 of 19 teams goals
    Teuvo 5 of 11 teams goals

    We’ve got some really good young players coming to fillout roster for next few years.

  • December 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Luv- TT and Hartman (like Brad said- Hartman could probably play on Hawks now)…
    But Hino- could be the “diamond in the rough”- Kid – kind of plays like Versteeg (prior to his knee injury)… can dangle, stick handle, pass, and is elusive… on the bad side- I can see him “over doing it” from time to time…

    Can’t comment on Hino’s D zone work… cuz every time he is on the Ice- puck seems to be in O zone for Team USA… watching Hino for Notre Dame- the kid is always top 3 skater on ice!

  • December 31, 2013 at 12:58 am

    The claim could probably be made for many players in the tournament, but the way the IIHF scores assists, there was at least one time when TT was not given an assist on a goal that he would have gotten under any other scoring system. Still, 5 points in 3 games and the top scorer on his team – pretty good. Plus, in addition to being the QB on the PP, the reports that I have read have been playing a lot on the PK too, which makes sense with his first step quickness and play anticipation.

  • January 1, 2014 at 1:57 am

    exactly! i saw a shot that TT made into the goalie and the rebound was put back for a goal. in the nhl that’s an assist. in iihf it wasn’t.

    the kid can defend and even plays on the boards. he sets up his teammates, but they don’t always convert. on another team that could convert more that would be more noticable. imagine him on team usa.

    i wouldn’t mind him in rockford for a year because its an easier ticket to get. but he will be with the big club soon enough.

  • January 1, 2014 at 2:01 am

    and hartman is chippy. its the subtle after the whistle sh-t, that reminds me of bolland. the finished check, just because the guy was there. he’ll take a stick to the face and come back at you.

    he nasty.

    but he can also dish, he has great patience and vision. he’s a leader.

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