Konsta Helenius Profile, is he a Future Chicago Blackhawk?

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Konta Helenius has average size (though shows strength in possession of a larger forward) and looks like he should slot in as a high volume RW scorer, and Blackhawk Up for one believes that Helenius is definitly going to be looked at by the Chicago Blackhawks. Would a selection at slots 2nd-5th be too high? Perhaps, but alot of teams should start to consider him based on his experience, scoring ability, and wrist shot as a potentially elite PP1 right dot wing as soon as 3rd overall in our estimation.

This is going to be a draft that will likely be looked at as a defensive prospect heavy one, however it looks like Konsta Helenius (much like Demidov or Catton) may be one of the exceptions to draft (a forward) when selecting in the top 10 in June.

From a Blackhawks perspective, sure it'd be nice to have the option of a 6'2-6'4 two-way power forward if they draft outside the top 3 or 4... however Konsta Helenius provides alot of skill (plus strength) and skating ability that would mesh nicely in a future top 6 lineup card for head coach Luke Richardson.

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