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Chicago Blackhawks Top 10 Prospects List For Summer 2017

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CHICAGO, IL - JULY 21: Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat (23) participates during the Chicago Blachawks Development Camp on July 21, 2017 at Johnny's IceHouse in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 21: Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat (23) participates during the Chicago Blachawks Development Camp on July 21, 2017 at Johnny's IceHouse in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 08: The Denver Pioneers huddle in celebration after winning the NCAA men’s national championship game against the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs on April 8, 2017, at United Center in Chicago, IL. Denver won 3-2. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 08: The Denver Pioneers huddle in celebration after winning the NCAA men’s national championship game against the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs on April 8, 2017, at United Center in Chicago, IL. Denver won 3-2. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

9. Ian Mitchell, defenseman

Drafted just last month, defenseman Ian Mitchell came to camp ready to play.  At just 18 years old, the Blackhawks’ 2017 second-round pick handled his own among the other prospects.

He was often paired with fellow Denver Pioneer defenseman Blake Hillman, and they did a great job facilitating the puck in the offensive zone.  Mitchell will spend his freshman year at Denver, which won the NCAA championship last year and is set to be ranked No. 1 in college hockey this year.

His development on a winning team with a model similar to that of the Blackhawks should help his progression immensely.

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