Why the Chicago Blackhawks Must Draft Artyom Levshunov

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A quick breakdown on Artyom Levshunov is that he is a six foot two and two hundred and nine pound right shot defenseman from Belarus. Having come over to North America from a league in Belarus the expectations were quite low entering the USHL. One season with the Green Bay Gamblers (forty two points in sixty two games) in the 2022-2023 however would help him land a spot with the Michigan State Spartans for the following season.

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It would be there in East Lansing where Levshunov would start to quickly climb draft boards across all the recruiting services. A thirty five point season as a freshman in NCAA hockey is quite impressive when combining all of this players' measurables and skill traits. Here is a scouting breakdown that highlights some of his better abilities (made by Elite Prospects, which can be visited at www.eliteprospects.com).

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