The Chicago Blackhawks added some new faces to their organization at the NHL Draft on Tuesday and Wednesday this past week.
The draft has been a spot where the Chicago Blackhawks have added critical elements to their future. During the past few seasons, the team has added players like Kirby Dach and Adam Boqvist through the draft.
While the draft has given the Blackhawks some great players in the past, it has also led to a lot of heartbreak for fans. We have seen the draft be a day where the Blackhawks have traded away star players. Niklas Hjalmarsson and Artemi Panarin were both traded on draft day 2017.
The draft has also led to a lot of false hopes. The amount of drafted Blackhawks from the first few rounds of each draft under Bowman that are no longer on the team is just crazy. Players like Teravainen, Schmaltz, Hartman, and Hinostroza have all gotten passed on and traded away.
While these have been different deals through the years, some good, some bad, it shows that Bowman has not been able to keep his own prospects in the system. With all that in mind, let’s look at a few takeaways from the Blackhawks 2020 draft class and see if it has any implications for the future!