Blackhawks Top 3 Late Round Draft Picks

By Keith Schultz
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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

Every year the draft will be played out and everyone knows the top picks and the first round selections but only time tells how good a draft pick turns out.  Most of the greatest players to ever lace up the skates were taken very early in the draft with most of them getting selected in the first round.  Some players flourish later in their youth and they turn out greather than the top picks and are more diamonds in the rough.  Here is my list of the top 3 Blackhawks to get selected very late in the draft.

Jun 13, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter talks during a press conference after the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers in second overtime during game five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

3. Darryl Sutter– 1978-Pick 179 Round #11

Darryl was the oldest of the Sutter clan and he started a pipeline of Sutter brothers to make it to the NHL.  If Darryl was 15 years older there is a good chances that all of the Sutter’s may have played in Chicago before the draft began.  Darryl was a leader of men which has been exemplified with the team he coaches now the Los Angeles Kings lifting the Stanley Cup twice in the last three seasons. In his playing days he was a leader also wearing the C for the Chicago Blackhawks from 1982 until his final NHL season 1987.  Sutter’s stats don’t jump off the page with a career total of 161 goals and 116 assists but it was his toughness, tenacity, and leadership that made him a great diamond in the rough.