Is Artyom Levshunov a Future Chicago Blackhawk?

Sure looks that way

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Yes, yes, and yes. Artyom Levshunov is 100% a fit for the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2024 draft.

1. He plays the right side on defense. The Blackhawks have a lot of good defensive prospects, but perhaps only 2 that project to top 4 NHL roles (Korchinski and Vlasic, both already on the NHL roster) and they are both left handed.

2. Levshunov has size and is physical. Chicago is likely looking for a defender that can play both sides of the puck effectively. Artyom, at 6'2 200lbs already, is 18 and knows how to engage and halt an offensive rush. He also shows the ability to be tough in spirited competition (as shown in the rival games when the Spartans play the Wolverines).

Michigan v Michigan State
Michigan v Michigan State / Michael Miller/ISI Photos/GettyImages

3. Artyom Levshunov will be in the NHL quickly. As the Chicago Blackhawks continue to build their roster for the next era of hockey, they may be looking at defenders that project faster to the NHL than some other teams as both Kevin Korchinski (19) and Alex Vlasic (22) are already establishing themselves at the United Center.

Will Chicago even have a chance to draft Levshunov?