Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Ryan Hartman poses for a photo with general manager Stan Bowman (left) after being introduced as the number thirty overall pick to the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
The 2014 World Juniors Preliminary Roster was released this morning and it included two Chicago Blackhawks prospects.
Ryan Hartman was named to the roster, the Blackhawks 2013 first round pick and Chicagoland native, was questionable to make the roster due to injury but made the team which is good news for him. Hartman’s stats playing for Plymouth in the OHL through 20 games is 10 goals and 11 assists.
It’s been a pretty good 2013 for Hartman, getting drafted by his hometown team, signing his first contract, and now making the World Juniors roster.
The other Hawks prospect to make the World Juniors roster is Tyler Motte. Motte is perfecting his craft at the University of Michigan and in which he’s scored 5 goals and picked up 2 assists in 10 games.
Motte has played for the US development teams and for the US World Juniors under 18 teams with great success so seeing him make the roster isn’t a big surprise.
Congrats to Hartman and Motte on making the roster and looking forward to watching them play in the World Juniors when the tournament kicks off on the day after Christmas in Sweden.