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Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Prospects to Watch Closely in 2020 NHL Draft

By Jimmy Lynch
Alexis Lafreniere #11, Rimouski Oceanic (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
Alexis Lafreniere #11, Rimouski Oceanic (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) /
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Alexander Holtz

Holtz has the option to be something in the NHL. He is a true goal scorer that will find the back of the net often in the NHL. If you insert him into the Chicago Blackhawks’ top 6, the team would instantly improve.

It seems like the weak spot this year has been our top-6. With the bottom-6 playing so well, with Brandon Saad and David Kampf, it has actually been the team leaders having a hard time finding the back of the net. Maybe adding another goal scorer would improve the team.

Just check out what Elite Prospects had to say about Holtz:

"Holtz is a true goal scorer with an impressive wrist shot and slapper. Has the ability to know exactly where to be on the ice to make things happen."

Although I am sure Holtz can really be something in the NHL, I do not think the Blackhawks are going to seriously consider adding him. They have so much depth already in the forward groupings, and Brendan Perlini was already traded to try and free up roster spots in the forward units. Chicago does not need another DeBrincat, they need a new Duncan Keith.

Plus, the team would add their third Alex. They already have Alex DeBrincat and Alex Nylander. Do we really want to add another?

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