#2: Robert Fabbiri
The Blackhawks haven’t had four solid centers in years, but Robert Fabbiri could be the answer to that issue. Fabbiri is no stranger to carrying the team, and he has had enormous success in his young career, winning the OHL championship this past season. Although a tad undersized at 5-foot-10, Fabbiri wheels around the offensive zone like a particular current Blackhawk, one that wears #88. The thought of those two skill-sticks on the same line in the near future could be too much for one Blackhawks fan to handle, but with Teuvo Teravainen also nearing a full-time job with the Blackhawks, the club could go from three to five NHL-ready pivots in the blink of an eye. Not a bad problem to have.
#1: John Quenneville
The name will sound familiar to Blackhawks fans, and head coach Joel Quenneville‘s second cousin has the potential to develop into a premier top-six center for any team in the NHL. Quenneville coupled dynamic offensive zone play with a gritty two-way game this season with the Brandon Wheat Kings, and he was a major cog in the teams’ successful year. Like Fabbiri, Quenneville would challenge for a spot on their NHL roster at Blackhawks’ training camp, but a year back in junior would suit the prospect well. Unlike Fabbiri and Petterson, Quenneville’s #23 final North American skater ranking likely leaves him available by the time the Blackhawks take the stage in Philadelphia, and if he is, don’t be surprised to see him put on the Indian Head.
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