3 top Chicago Blackhawks Prospects to get excited about in 2024

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Ethan Del Mastro

He made the AHL All-Star Game and had a good season in Rockford. It went so well he was rewarded with a late-season call-up.

The defenseman held his own in two NHL games. He graded out as the best player in last Friday's loss to the Nashville Predators according to HockeyStatCards.

He had 30 assists in 66 games for the IceHogs. Del Mastro can add more as he is going to help Rockford with their playoff push.

The Hawks have shown with Vlasic that they do not want to rush their blueliners' development. It would not be shocking for Ethan to play another mostly full season in Rockford. He will have competition to make the team out of camp with Wyatt Kaiser, Isaak Philips, and Louis Crevier trying to make the team as well. Philips and Crevier are restricted free agents, so if they are not tendered, it may open up a path for Del Mastro to possibly make the opening night roster.

The Hawks could end up adding some veterans as well since Nikita Zaitsev and Jarred Tinordi are set to be free agents and not likely retained.