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The Blackhawks have some of the best undrafted players around

By Jimmy Lynch
Pius Suter #24, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Pius Suter #24, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Malcolm Subban #30, Chicago Blackhawks, Kevin Lankinen #32
Malcolm Subban #30, Chicago Blackhawks, Kevin Lankinen #32 Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

A few more undrafted Blackhawks in the NHL

David Kampf 

David Kampf might be one of the most interesting players on this list. He has become one of the most reliable players the Hawks have, and he is an absolute monster in the faceoff dot. Without Jonathan Toews, the Blackhawks had to rely heavily on David Kampf to win the team faceoffs, and he did just that winning the most faceoffs for the team at 410 all year.

Kampf signed with the Blackhawks in 2017 and after finishing up his entry-level deal re-signed for a million for two years in 2019. Now the team enters this summer having to re-sign the 26-year-old again, and he is due for a little pay raise.

Kevin Lankinen

Kevin Lankinen needs no introduction at this point. The Blackhawks goaltender just needed an opportunity and he took advantage of it this season. Given that he came out of nowhere to become the Blackhawks starting goalie, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he did go undrafted.

Pius Suter 

Pius Suter finished his first season in the NHL, and it was a lot of fun to watch. The forward was fourth on the team in points with 27 and always rose to the occasion no matter the task given. Jeremy Colliton probably relied on Suter the most out of all his centers this season and I hope the team can keep him around for the long term. Like Kampf, he is without a contract this summer.

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