3 prospects it would be great to see the Chicago Blackhawks sign entry-level deals soon

It would be great to see the Blackhawks sign Frank Nazar III after Michigan's season is over.


The Chicago Blackhawks have recently signed two promising prospects to their entry-level deals.

In early March, Notre Dame star Landon Slaggert inked his ELC. On Wednesday, it was forward Nick Lardis who signed up with the team.

Slaggert is already on the NHL roster and has skated well on the fourth line. Lardis is expected to play one more season at the junior level before probably being sent to Rockford for further development.

Lardis has an amazing shot, but he needs to add some bulk before he is ready for the rigors of the NHL game.

Hopefully, the Blackhawks continue to sign more of their talented prospects to entry-level deals. Remember, the Hawks can kill it in the draft, but all that does is give them signing rights to a prospect and it is usually a limited amount of time. So if the Blackhawks do not sign their prospects, it is all for nothing.

There are three more prospects that it would be nice to see the Chicago Blackhawks sign entry-level contracts with soon...

Frank Nazar III

The Michigan center is expected to decide to sign his ELC or return to the Wolverines for another season soon (subscription required to access this link).

The Hawks' second first-round pick in the 2022 draft is having an outstanding sophomore season with 17 goals and 24 assists. His passing game is amazing as evidenced by this highlight assist he had last week in the NCAA Tournament.

He also had eight assists for Team USA at the World Juniors this year--a tournament in which the Americans won.

Nazar is considered the Blackhawks' second-best prospect according to the Athletic's Scott Wheeler (subscription required to access the link). He is the top prospect the Blackhawks have according to Chicago Sun-Times beat reporter Ben Pope.

Martin Misiak

The Slovakian forward has 23 goals and 24 assists for the OHL's Erie Otters. He also had three assists for Slovakia at the World Juniors.

He mimics his game after his fellow countryman and Blackhawks legend Marian Hossa. The Hawks could use his relatively bigger body compared to the other smaller forward prospects they have.

Misiak is 19, so it would be nice to get him in the mix since he will be an older player in the OHL next year. Although, the Athletic's Hawks beat reporter Scott Powers thinks the Blackhawks might let him play another year in Erie before signing him to an ELC (subscription required to access this link).

Misiak was one of the Hawks' second-round picks last year. He just missed Wheeler's top 15 prospect rankings for the Blackhawks. Pope ranks him as the 16th-best prospect the Hawks have.

Ryan Greene

Greene's teammate at Boston University, Macklin Celebrini, gets most of the Blackhawks fans' attention since the Hawks have a chance to win the No. 1 overall pick again. Celebrini is considered the top prospect in this year's draft and is a terrific goal scorer.

Greene is having a good sophomore season for the Terriers. Last year's second-round pick has 12 goals and 24 assists on the season. He is like Nazar in that he can center the second line and create for others.

He may decide to turn pro after Boston U's season is over as like Nazar, Greene will be playing in the Frozen Four.

Greene is Pope's 11th-rated prospect and Wheeler thinks he is the Hawks' eighth-best prospect.