How will these consensus top-five draft prospects impact the Chicago Blackhawks' rebuild?

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The Chicago Blackhawks will know where they are picking in this year's NHL Draft on May 7th. That is when the NHL Draft Lottery takes place.

The Blackhawks hold the second-best odds of landing the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft. The Hawks are going to need all the luck they can get if they hope lightning figuratively strikes again and are awarded the top pick for the second straight year. Last year, the Hawks had the third-best odds and wound up winning the right to draft Connor Bedard.

This year's draft has a talent whose overall game is not exactly generational, but man can this guy score goals at a generational clip. If the odds are not in the Hawks' favor, they will draft no lower than four in the first round.

That is still a chance to add a very good prospect to a team that enters year three in the young talent acquisition phase of a massive rebuild. This year's draft is supposed to have a mix of good forward and blue line talent whereas last year it was a great year for forwards at the top of the draft.

The Hawks could always use both in their system and five players seem to be among the consensus top five based on mock drafts from or along with the Athletic's midseason consensus big board (subscription is required to access the link).

Depending on where the Hawks pick, these five prospects will impact the team's rebuild in different ways that are worth exploring...