Chicago Blackhawks: The 5 Best Draft Picks in 2010s

Brandon Saad, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Teuvo Teravainen, Chicago Blackhawks
Teuvo Teravainen, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

2012 – Teuvo Teravainen –  Round One, 18th overall

Although he is no longer with Chicago, it is obvious that the Blackhawks would benefit from his presence. After all, it appears the Blackhawks knew what they were getting when they drafted the five-foot 11-inch winger out of the Liiga.

Although it took Teuvo some time to find his groove with Chicago, he has recently exploded into the player he was expected to be when drafted by the Blackhawks. With 63 points in 68 games this season with Carolina, Teravainen is becoming a first-line talent night in and night out. While it would be nice to still have him dawning the Chief logo there is no doubt he was a great pick at the time for Chicago.

Given the Blackhawks ability to draft in the mid-to-late first round (Mark McNeill, Phillip Danualt, Dylan Olsen, etc.) Teravainen was one of the great picks to start the 2010s.

It’s too bad things with Teuvo didn’t work, as he is an exceptional hockey player. It would be nice to see him on the team with some of the stars from today’s roster.