5 sleepers at forward the Blackhawks must consider in the 2024 NHL Draft

The Chicago Blackhawks have quite a few picks, meaning there is a good chance they land a potential sleeper or two in the 2024 NHL Draft.
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Teddy Stiga, LW/USDP

Teddy Stiga is another strong points-producer, having put up an outrageous 35 goals and 78 points in 58 contests with the National U18 Team. He also had 38 points and 18 goals in 27 matchups in the USHL, so much like Yegor Surin, Stiga’s productivity is on point. 

At a listed height and weight of 5’10, 176 lbs, he’s slightly undersized, but not so much that it should knock him too far down the boards to 60th overall via Tankathon as of April 30th and slated to go around late in the second round in their most recent mock draft. 

But Stiga has only enjoyed one good season, following a 21-point and seven-goal outing in 23 games in 2021-22 before his first year with the USNTDP, which was rather rocky during the 2022-23 campaign. He had just 12 goals and 21 points in 49 games, and his USHL outings culminated with just 12 points and eight goals in 27 contests. 

For Stiga, he must show off consistency in 2024-25 when he heads off to Boston College. If he can turn into a scoring machine with the Eagles and keep it going year after year - not saying this must occur immediately - he will end up as a good value pick for someone, perhaps even the Blackhawks.