Chicago Blackhawks Draft Drew Commesso With Second Round Pick
By Jimmy Lynch
After adding Lukas Reichel with their first-round pick, the Chicago Blackhawks added goaltender Drew Commesso with their second-round pick on day two of the NHL draft.
Drafted with the 46th overall pick at the NHL draft, Drew Commesso is now at the top of the Chicago Blackhawks goaltender list of the future. Drew Commesso was just the second goaltender drafted in the 2020 NHL draft.
Commesso is 6’2″ and was born on July 19th, 2002. We will not see the 18-year-old in the NHL for some time, but this is a great pick for the future of this team. Commesso will be playing hockey this year at Boston University, but his past experiences have included trips to the U.S. National under 18 team where he played in 27 games last season.
The future has gotten a little brighter with this draft pick as now the Blackhawks have a young promising goalie in their system. However, goaltending is such a hit or miss position when it comes to drafting; who knows where he will be in a few years.
It was fitting to see the Blackhawks draft a goalie with their second-round pick. When goaltender Robin Lehner was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights this past season, this was the draft pick the team got back in return.
The Blackhawks do not draft again till the third round, so it will be interesting to see who the team takes at that time. This is the first goalie drafted in the second round by the Blackhawks since 2010 when the team took Kent Simpson.
Simpson would end up only playing one game in the NHL. Hopefully, Commesso will have a brighter future than that. It seems like the Blackhawks got their guy again with their second pick at the NHL draft. Hopefully, this event can continue to be a monumental movement for change for the team.