Chicago Blackhawks: The 5 Best Draft Picks in 2010s

Brandon Saad, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Brandon Saad, Chicago Blackhawks
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The Chicago Blackhawks have drafted well during the past two decades, drafting teams that went on to win multiple Stanley Cups. Here are the five best draft choices during the 2010s.

In this article, I am going to be highlighting the best picks made by the Chicago Blackhawks throughout the 2010 decade. There have been many great draft selections by the Blackhawks in the later rounds, with a bunch of stars on the team not being top picks.

They’ve done well with building depth in the later rounds, while still taking star players in the earlier rounds, as some of these players drafted on this list.

Out of the draft picks I choose as the best throughout 2010 here are the draft placement statistics:

Two – first-round picks

Two – second-round picks

One – a fifth-round pick

Ultimately, looking back on how the Blackhawks drafted throughout the decade, it is no surprise they have struggled to maintain relevance at the top of the league. Their first-round picks typically pan out but other than that they seem to be unable to find potential in the later rounds.

With the 2020 draft in mind, I am hoping I can include that one day on the best picks of the 2020 decade. The Blackhawks are close to being a successful, winning team again, they could be just one or two more drafts away from being solid again.