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Blackhawks: Five Prospects To Target With The 11th Overall Pick

By Jimmy Lynch
Alex Vlasic, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Jesper Wallstedt
EDMONTON, AB – DECEMBER 26: Goaltender Jesper Wallstedt #1 of Sweden skates against the Czech Republic during the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship at Rogers Place on December 26, 2020 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images) /

Jesper Wallstedt

Similar story to Cossa from above, Jesper Wallstedt is going to be an NHL goalie one day. It definitely wouldn’t hurt the Blackhawks to consider drafting Wallstedt with their first-round pick. The only issue is that Wallstedt is projected to be in the top ten.

Age: 18
DOB: November 14, 2002
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 214 Ibs
Position: Goalie

Ranking:

Ranked #10 by CONSOLIDATED RANKING
Ranked #6 by ELITEPROSPECTS.COM
Ranked #7 by FCHOCKEY
Ranked #17 by NEUTRAL ZONE
Ranked #4 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
Ranked #1 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (EU Goalies)
Ranked #12 by SPORTSNET’S
Ranked #12 by RECRUIT SCOUTING
Ranked #4 by DOBBERPROSPECTS
Ranked #10 by DRAFT PROSPECTS HOCKEY
Ranked #8 by SMAHT SCOUTING
Ranked #10 by THE PUCK AUTHORITY
Ranked #10 by TSN/McKenzie

Goalies are weird when it comes to the draft. Some teams might be hesitant about drafting a goalie no matter how good they are, this high in the draft. So if Wallstedt is still available by the time the Blackhawks are drafting at eleven, then they should definitely call out his name.

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