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Chicago Blackhawks Top Six Rookies Of The Year

By Nimrit Singh
Pius Suter #24, Chicago Blackhawks, Kevin Lankinen #32 (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Pius Suter #24, Chicago Blackhawks, Kevin Lankinen #32 (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Pius Suter #24, Chicago Blackhawks, Kevin Lankinen #32
Pius Suter #24, Chicago Blackhawks, Kevin Lankinen #32 (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

As the abnormal 2020-21, NHL regular season comes to end, The Chicago Blackhawks` rookies showed out this season making a reasonable impact on this team.

Although it is quite earlier to determine how successful these rookies will be down the line, something that we can determine is how well they played in their first season in the big leagues.

The following list includes the final stat lines of the top six rookies for the Blackhawks and the best moments from this past season.

6. Ian Mitchell

Despite Mitchell not spending too much time with the Blackhawks compared to his fellow rookie teammates, he made sure to give it his all when he was on the ice.

Mitchell finished his freshmen season with the Blackhawks appearing 39 games, scoring three goals, adding four assists, for a total of seven points.

The 22-year-old finished the season strong recording three points in his last five games, ending his rookie season on a high note.

During Mitchell`s exit interview he said that he plans on working on all aspects of his game if he wants to take the next step in his young hockey career.

"I think all aspects of my game, I gotta defned better I gotta be more impactful offensively so ill be working on all aspects on the ice and the gym getting faster stronger."

5. Wyatt Kalynuk

Even though Kalynuk only appeared 21 games for the Blackhawks he made the most of his opportunities, making consistent contributions to his squad.

Kalynuk ended off his first NHL season with the Blackhawks scoring four goals, adding five assists, for a total of nine points.

It is also important to highlight Kalynuk`s performance in the month of April leading all defensemen on the Blackhawks as he finished with four goals, four assists, for a total of eight points in only 13 games.

As the 2020-21 season came to end, Kalynuk says that he needs to continue to do what he has been doing on the defensive end for the Blackhawks.

"Just continue to do my thing, continue to try to be better defensively I think something I can continue to get good at, probably always will, but yeah continue to grow and just try to establish myself."