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Blackhawks Draft History

By Keith Schultz

The NHL draft is only a few days away, and the Chicago Blackhawks will be selecting  #18 in the first round this Friday night.  It is always interesting to look back into history and see where some of today and yesterdays Blackhawks were selected in the draft.  The draft began in 1963 so Blackhawks greats like Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita were not drafted, but still came up through the organization along with the one that got away early in his career in Phil Esposito.

Here is a list by round and pick of current Blackhawks, former Blackhawks still in the NHL, and some all time favorites that were drafted by the Hawks. You will notice that the Hawks have had some great success in picking third overall in the draft.

Round 1 Pick 1- Patrick Kane

Round 1 Pick 3- Denis Savard, Jonathan Toews, Ed Olczyk

Round 1 Pick 6- Doug Wilson

Round 1 Pick 7- Keith Brown

Round 1 Pick 8- Jeremy Roenick

Round 1 Pick 11- Dave Manson

Round 1 Pick 13- Daniel Cleary

Round 1 Pick 14- Brent Seabrook, Ethan Moreau

Round 1 Pick 16- Grant Mulvey, Nick Leddy

Round 2 Pick 28- Steve Ludzik

Round 2 Pick 32- Dave Bolland

Round 2 Pick 41- Bryan Bickell

Round 3 Pick 45- Trent Yawney

Round 2,3 Pick 52-Corey Crawford,  Bob Murray

Round 2 Pick 54-Duncan Keith

Round 3 Pick 57- Troy Murray

Round 3 Pick 59- Marc Bergevin

Round 4 Pick 90- Eric Daze

Round 4 Pick 108- Niklas Hjalmarrson

Round 6 Pick 120- Steve Larmer

Round 5 Pick 139-Andrew Shaw

Round 5 Pick 149- Marcus Kruger

Round 5 Pick 156-James Wisinewski

Round 6 Pick 165- Michael Leighton

Round 8 Pick 179- Darryl Sutter

Round 10 Pick 199- Dominik Hasek

Round 7 Pick 214- Troy Brower

Round 8 Pick 245- Dustin Byfuglin

Undrafted Rookie Free Agent- Ed Belfour

We are less than a week away from the draft, will any of this years draft picks be included in this kind of list  next year, 5 years or 10 years from now?  The list proves that although there is a lot of success in players drafted in the first round, a star can come from any pick in any round any  season.  It’s now up to GM Stan Bowman to make the right moves this coming week to help get the Hawks in position to become Stanley Cup Champions again.

Lets Go Hawks!!