The Chicago Blackhawks finished off the 2020 NHL draft yesterday. The event helped to bolster the Blackhawks farm system and added a slew of prospects along the way. That and more in today’s Blackhawks Update!
The Blackhawks 2020 draft class includes the following players Lukas Reichel, Drew Commesso, Landon Slaggert, Wyatt Kaiser, Michael Krutil, Isaak Phillips, Chad Yetman, and Louis Crevier. While none will make the NHL roster next season barring a miracle, all of these players do have some potential to be NHL players in the future.
Obviously, the Blackhawks’ selections as always left a lot of people scratching their heads. While Bowman did leave some talented players on the board for most of his selections, he did get the guys he wanted. Hopefully the guys he wanted end up being the best player for the team especially their first-round pick Lukas Reichel.
Drew Commesso is one player the Blackhawks drafted that is getting a lot of buzz right now. While he was not the top goalie at the NHL draft, he is still a goalie the team can build around. However, the goalie in net next season is still in question.
Today, we have the final day for buyouts in the NHL, tomorrow the NHL will kick off free agency, but there is another important date to watch further down the line. The NHL announced the 2021 season will aim for a January 1st start date. January just cannot come soon enough.
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The rumors and buzz surrounding the NHL’s free agency window that begins tomorrow is also something Blackhawks fans are going to want to keep an eye on. In fact, some notable former Blackhawks are on the list of players that did not get qualifying offers and will become free agents on Friday. Seth Stauffer shared his thoughts on that in his latest article.