Chicago Blackhawks: Highlighting the team’s top prospects
By Jimmy Lynch
The Chicago Blackhawks will need their young players to contribute next season to start a potential rebuild on the right note. Today I want to highlight a list of names for fans to keep their eye on heading into the new season.
Last year, the Blackhawks breakout stars were Kirby Dach and Adam Boqvist, the year before, it was Henri Jokiharju, and the year before, it was Alex DeBrincat. Finding an influx of talented young players and infusing them into your lineup is how a team stays successful and moves throughout eras.
Well, Chicago needs to find that next group of talented young forwards for next season, and I believe the list is pretty deep on who could potentially make a difference next season. The Blackhawks are moving towards a rebuild, and that means giving players on this list an opportunity to show what they can do, even if they make mistakes along the way.
Chances are we will see a number of these players next season with the ‘Hawks, and that is a good thing because it means they are giving different players opportunities at the highest stage in the NHL. Even if mistakes are made, the Blackhawks are better off giving some of these players an opportunity. So here is the list.
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1 Pius Suter (Forward)
2 Philipp Kurashev (Forward)
3 Ian Mitchell (Defensemen)
4 Lucas Carlsson (Defensemen)
5 Nicolas Beaudin (Defensemen)
6 Alec Regula (Defensemen)
7 Evan Barratt (Forward)
8 Lukas Reichel (Forward)
9 Matej Chalupa (Forward)
10 MacKenzie Entwistle (Forward)
11 Alex Vlasic (Defensemen)
12 Chad Krys (Defensemen)
13 Wyatt Kalynuk (Defensemen)
14 Antti Saarela (Forward)
15 Michal Teply (Forward)
1 Kevin Lankinen
4 Drew Commesso
So with this list in mind, over the course of the next few weeks, I will be highlighting the players mentioned above in different spotlight stories, so get ready for that. While we do not know who will be making the NHL lineup out of training camp, we know that a lot of these players above will get serious opportunities with the Blackhawks.