Josh Norris, University of Michigan
Position: Center, shoots left
Size: 6’1″ 192lbs.
Hometown: Oxford, Michigan
Norris is the type of player the Blackhawks haven’t had since Dave Bolland. A gritty centerman who is able to take top defensive assignments and also have an offensive game is rare to find, but Norris may have both qualities. Norris is known for his leadership by example by being one of the hardest working players on the team. Solid forechecking is an area the Blackhawks have taken for granted which is a strategy that helped win them their first Stanley Cup in 2010. Maybe this is the kind of player the Blackhawks need to get back to business in the playoffs.