Readers Choice: Who The Chicago Blackhawks Should Draft

Connor Zary #18, Kamloops Blazers (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)
Connor Zary #18, Kamloops Blazers (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) /
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Connor Zary, Chicago Blackhawks
Connor Zary #18, Kamloops Blazers (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Blackhawks have the 17th-selection in the 2020 entry-level draft. I asked readers who they’d like to see the team pick in the draft.

Throughout the few hours of the tweet being up, I gathered 12 players to look at the Blackhawks drafting. The Chicago Blackhawks realistically are going to draft Noel Gunler or Dylan Holloway at 17, but there are a lot of prospects out there, and mock drafts tend to be wrong when it comes to the Hawks.

With a few years left with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews in the prime of their careers, drafting a player that can contribute within the next year or two is a solid choice by the Hawks. Though they do have some solid prospects waiting in the minor leagues and college, there are holes that need to be fixed sooner than later.

So, where does this team start? Do they trade up? Trade down? Pick a goalie? Forward? Defensemen? There are many questions that I hopefully can answer here.

We start with a list of players. The list of forwards goes as followed: Noel Gunler, Connor Zary, Hendrix Lapierre, Rodion Amirov, Seth Jarvis, Jacob Perreault, Lukas Reichel, Mavrik Bourque, and Jan Mysak.

Readers brought up just two defensemen, who were Kaiden Guhle and Braden Schneider, and goalie prospect Yaroslav Askarov. This is a solid list of prospects for the Hawks, so let’s drive into each player.