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The Blackhawks have some of the best undrafted players around

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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Brandon Hagel #38, Dominik Kubalik #8, Chicago Blackhawks
Brandon Hagel #38, Dominik Kubalik #8, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

A few other notable Blackhawks players:

Wyatt Kalynuk 

Wyatt Kalynuk did not go undrafted, but he did not get drafted by the Blackhawks. The team waited for his rights with the Philadelphia Flyers to expire before signing him last offseason. Kalynuk was originally drafted in the seventh round of the 2017 NHL draft. The fact that he is in the NHL today and proving that he belongs is awesome to see.

Brandon Hagel 

Brandon Hagel became a fan favorite this season. The way he plays the game, the energy he has, and just everything about him is getting fans excited. The fact that the team did not draft him is crazy. The Buffalo Sabres originally drafted Hagel in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL draft, but they did not offer him a contract. The Hawks changed that having signed him In October of 2018.

Dominik Kubalik 

Lastly is Dominik Kubalik the former Los Angeles Kings prospect never signed with the team and the Blackhawks eventually traded for the rights to him. They quickly signed him and played him which led to him being a nominee for the Calder Trophy and him having a terrific season. Kubalik was originally a 2013 seventh-round draft pick. Wow did the scouts miss out on one heck of a player.

"The NHL Draft is not going to instantly fix the Blackhawks"

The Blackhawks are lucky to have all of these players within the organization. Honestly, all of these players show how sometimes problems can be solved without the draft. Talent is out there all the Blackhawks have to do is find it. Hopefully, we will be adding Arvid Soderblom to this list after he becomes an NHLer in the future!

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