Carter Yakemchuk Draft Profile: Is he a Future Chicago Blackhawk?

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1. Carter Yakemchuk plays one of the premiere positions in terms of NHL need (RD).

2. He has a projectable plus-sized frame in terms of NHL size for his position (6-3, 194 at 18 years old)

3. Despite being a defender, he scores a lot of goals for Calgary (45 goals in last 123 games).

Those are just 3 highlighted points that could make Yakemchuk a high pick in the upcoming entry draft (June 28th at the Sphere in Las Vegas). Also, due to his size, he sports excellent range and reach with the ability to discern the play as it unfolds. This type of skill trait from an 18 year old (older for the class as a September 2005 born player) that also has tremendous size is rare.

Carter Yakemchuk
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What are some of the facets to his game as it currently stands?