2020 Chicago Blackhawks Draft Profile: Jacob Perreault
By Jimmy Lynch
The Chicago Blackhawks do have some time before the 2020 NHL draft will take place, but no matter what they will be looking to add some assets. One option to help the team is Jacob Perreault.
There are a number of players that we are going to be looking at in the next few weeks. To kick things off, we are going to be looking at one player who could be a steal towards the end of the first round, Jacob Perreault.
Height: 5 Foot 11
Weight: 198 pounds
Team: Sarnia Sting
Projected Draft Position:
Jacob Perreault is a very talented young forward who can really turn into something in the NHL. This past season he put up 70 points in 57 games with the Sarnia Sting. He has size, and he knows how to find the open ice.
Right now, Elite Prospects lists Perreault as the 28th prospect in this draft. He has some potential to move up thanks to his wonderful job at finding the open ice and capitalizing on great one-timers.
Fit With Blackhawks:
The Chicago Blackhawks are not going to be adding a defenseman in the coming draft. They have enough young talented players on the blue line that are going to help them in the coming years. Instead, they need a forward to add more depth in the bottom six. One potential player that can fit the bill is Jacob Perreault.
Perreault has a great hockey IQ, and always seems to find the open ice. When you watch his highlight reel just imagine Patrick Kane or Alex DeBrincat setting Perreault up for some great one-timers in the slot.
Now, the Blackhawks are going to have a top 15 pick no matter what in the draft, so Perreault might not be the best player to add with the other talent on the table. However, if the Blackhawks somehow bring in another late-round draft pick or Perreault drops to the second round they definitely should bring him in to help in the future.