3-round Chicago Blackhawks mock draft ahead of the NHL Entry Draft

The Chicago Blackhawks have six picks in the NHL Entry Draft's first 75 selections.
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Here are the two players the Blackhawks could pick in the third round...

No. 67 overall, Harrison Brunicke, Right-Handed Defenseman, Kamloops Blazers, WHL

Another prospect to add to the thin blue-line prospect group the Blackhawks have. His tape is pretty solid.

Supporting the offensive attack is more of his game, so the Hawks can balance the previous made in this mock with Brunicke.

Elite Prospects is very high on him as they ranked him the 21st-best prospect. He did have an injury that limited how many games he played in the WHL. He does have the ability to help out on the defensive side.

Brunicke has solid size too.

No 72 overall pick, Ben Danford, Right-Handed Defenseman, Oshawa Generals, OHL

Danford is on the smaller side of being a defenseman at just six feet, 176 lbs. He is still an outstanding blueline player who is very good at the defensive side of the job.

He has a high character who also skates well and is very smart. So he meets a lot of the traits the Blackhawks like in their prospects. He still needs to work on helping out the offensive side of the ice.

He does have the skills to start a rush and get the puck out of the defensive side of the zone.

He might take some time to develop to be ready to help at the NHL level, but again, the Hawks are very patient with the development of their defensemen.