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What position the Blackhawks should add in the NHL draft

Chicago Blackhawks, Adam Boqvist #27 (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)
Chicago Blackhawks, Adam Boqvist #27 (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 11: Chicago Blackhawks center Kirby Dach (77) controls the puck during a game between the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks on January 11, 2020, at the United Center in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 11: Chicago Blackhawks center Kirby Dach (77) controls the puck during a game between the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks on January 11, 2020, at the United Center in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

The Center Position

Honestly, I really hope Stan Bowman refrains from drafting a center this offseason. Assuming we have a top 5 pick the Blackhawks will need to add a different position considering how deep they are at the center position.

Look at the three top guys the Blackhawks have moving forward in their center position. Jonathan Toews, Kirby Dach, and Dylan Strome are here to lead this team down the middle. Over time I would expect Dach to rise up while Toews falls a little in the center position.

Chicago is pretty locked up at center unless of course, they decide to pull a 360 and trade Dylan Strome soon, which I don’t see the team doing. The Blackhawks also have three centers on entry-level contracts in their system. They have a slew of centers that can eventually jump into the organization.

At the NHL level they also will have Ryan Carpenter, David Kampf, and Zack Smith honestly center is not the position the team should target in the draft, however, I would have said the same thing last summer when they drafted Dach.

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