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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Seth Jarvis #24, Portland Winterhawks (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) /

Seth Jarvis

Seth Jarvis is a right-handed winger who is ranked as the 11th-best North American-Skater.  He is ranked as high as 11th-best by Future Considerations, but is all over the place with scouts rankings. I like Jarvis, he puts up points at will in the WHL.

In 130-games, Jarvis has 58-goals and 81-assists for 139-points. Every time you see a point-per-game player, you take notice. Jarvis has played all three forward positions in the WHL, with him showing he has a very polished offensive game. He has great instincts and has the ability to be a star in the NHL.

At 5-foot-10, some scouts question his size at the next level. The Hawks have had plenty of guys come in at that same size and be successful. I think he’ll be fine if he can learn how to avoid hits and stay healthy at the NHL level.

Jarvis is a goal-scorer and tends to be in the right place at the right time. He doesn’t make critical mistakes and is underrated, in my opinion. He should be drafted by the time Chicago is on the board, but if he isn’t and Zary is off the board, Chicago needs to draft Jarvis.

A year or two from now, this offense will be booming with Jarvis there!

Jacob Perreault

Jacob Perreault is a 5-foot-11 forward, who is ranked as the 17th-best North American-Skater. His highest ranking 23rd-best by Elite Prospects and Future Considerations. There’s no doubt in my mind that Jacob Perreault is on the board when the Hawks draft.

Perreault is a player that has flown under many people’s radars. In 120-games in the OHL, Perreault has 69-goals and 56-assists for 125-points. As said about Jarvis, when you see a point-per-game player, you take notice.

Perreault has a great offensive game that should translate to the NHL to some degree, along with great passing abilities. Scouts have questioned his play without the puck, but besides that, he has impressed many people.

Due to his Sarnia Sting team being lackluster, at best, scouts have looked down on him. Perreault is a player that will be a steal for whichever team drafts him. If Chicago picks him, they have a solid player that’ll make an impact in a couple of years. If they pass on him and don’t get an offensive threat, it’ll be a player they regret not selecting.