3 needs the Chicago Blackhawks must address in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft

Size at forward with game-breaking ability would be nice along with a right-shot defenseman.
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Forwards With Size

When looking at the Hawks' draft selections in 2023, most of their picks outside of the first round were used on forwards over six feet tall. Kyle Davidson's preference when drafting is to acquire players who are great skaters, and those taller forwards in the system are no exception. The Blackhawks have highly skilled players on their roster and in the system who are on the smaller side when it comes to average NHL size.

The Blackhawks will certainly welcome adding more size to the mix which should round out their roster nicely in the future. The two most notable forward prospects with good size are Colton Dach and Martin Misiak, both of whom look like good prospects. This upcoming draft has some options that could fit that need in the Blackhawks' prospect pool.

Cayden Lindstrom has been climbing draft boards all season long, despite missing a chunk of the season due to a hand injury. The six-foot, four-inches 216 lbs center is a great skater who plays a tenacious game and has seen his goal-scoring reach another level in the WHL this season.

Lindstrom looks the part of a future high-end second-line center which could leave the Blackhawks with a great duo of centers going forward. Other players who could fill this need are Liam Greentree (OHL), Igor Chernyshov (MHL), and Sacha Boisvert (USHL).