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Blackhawks Top 3 Late Round Draft Picks

By Keith Schultz
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Mar 10, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Winnipeg Jets defenseman

Dustin Byfuglien

(33) during the third period against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center. The Avalanche won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

2. Dustin Byfuglien- 2003- Pick 245 Round #8

Sure there are a lot of Big Buff fans that couldn’t stand his lack of hustle during the regular season, but like a certain #29 that wears the Blackhawks jersey now, Byfuglien knew how to turn it on when the lights were bright.  Buff scored 11 huge goals in the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals and was a physical presence that was unmatched during that series.  Buff was everywhere including the powerplay that was pretty good in the 2010 run.  Dale Tallon‘s free wheeling salary cap ways forced the Blackhawks to trade Buff after the Cup to the Atlanta Thrashers and he plays his hockey in seclusion otherwise known as a Winnipeg Jet.  Buff was a great diamond in the rough with pick 245!

Here’s a look at Buff’s playoff hat trick against the Vancouver Canucks in 2010!

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