Chicago Blackhawks: Slaggert And Kaiser Drafted In 3rd Round

Landon Slaggert #38, United States (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
Landon Slaggert #38, United States (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Blackhawks drafted forward Landon Slaggert (79) and defenseman Wyatt Kaiser (81) in the third round of the 2020 NHL Draft.

The Chicago Blackhawks have drafted a forward and a defenseman with their two picks in the third round of the 2020 NHL Draft. Those two players are Landon Slaggert and Wyatt Kaiser.

Landon Slaggert Slaggert is from South Bend, IN, and goes to Notre Dame, where he will play the 2020-21 season. He played for the Chicago Mission, a youth hockey team. He is right in the backyard of Chicago, which potentially could make him already a Blackhawks fan.

Besides where he’s from and where he plays, he is coming off of a 47-game season with the United States National Team U18 where he scored 13-goals and 11-assists for 24-points. He played an additional 19-games with USNTDP Juniors, where he scored 6-goals and 4-assists for 10-points.

Landon Slaggert is 6-foot and weighs 183-pounds. He is a solid prospect who likes to throw his body around to make plays. He has good speed and is an all-around physically dominating player when it comes to board battles and playing the puck in the corners.

Wyatt Kaiser is from Ham Lake, MN, and will be attending the University of Minnesota-Duluth this season. In 25-games this past high school season, Kaiser scored 9-goals and 25-assists for 34-points.

The defenseman looks to jump to the next level this season in college. He offers a solid speed, great edge work, and an ability to work well in tight spaces. There’s a lot to like about Kaiser, even though he has an interesting path to the NHL.

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Both Slaggert and Kaiser will be playing NCAA hockey this season. Both will have a chance to evolve as a player over the next few seasons before making the jump to the Blackhawks.