Will Kyle Davidson Target Size for the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2024 NHL Draft?

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While Connor Bedard, Oliver Moore, and Frank Nazar share alot of similarities, such as skill, speed, and being drafted by the Blackhawks in the 1st round. They also share the moniker of being sub-six foot forwards. While these players are going to be big parts of the Blackhawks top six going into the future, it may be time for the Blackhawks to start adding some players with size.

Here is a look at some of the players that the Chicago Blackhawks could look at targeting in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft on June 28th and 29th in Las Vegas.

First and foremost, for this exercise let's just look at players currently listed at 6'2 or greater. Whether that be on one of the forward lines or in a defensive pairing I will list in order as it pertains to the current projection of the Hawks' draft selections.

1st Selection (Will be from 1st to the 4th pick):

1. The Blackhawks will select Macklin Celebrini (6'0) as will any team that wins the first overall pick.

Macklin Celebrini
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2nd, 3rd, or 4th

A. Artyom Levshunov (6'2 - 209lbs) will be the probable selection. Levshunov has size, a two way game, and a high IQ for his position already.

Artyom Levshunov
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B. Cayden Lindstrom (6'4 - 216lbs) is going to be a player that is highly debated amongst NHL GMs in June. Lindstrom offers a rare skill set in terms size to speed ratio from a center position.

Cayden Lindstrom
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C. Sam Dickinson (6'3 - 194lbs), a player that it is rumored the Hawks' management likes will be in the conversation for many teams inside the top ten picks of the draft. A two way dependable blue liner with a high floor and almost certain placement into an NHL franchise's top four, Dickinson is unlikely to slip too far from the top five.

Sam Dickinson
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D. Anton Silayev (6'7 - 207lbs) - an imposing defender with not only size, but elite skating mechanics. Silayev is a wildcard at this point in the draft process as he projects as a defensive defenseman with rare skating to size ability.

Torpedo Hockey Club player, Anton Silayev (21) seen in...
Torpedo Hockey Club player, Anton Silayev (21) seen in... / SOPA Images/GettyImages

To recap, if the Blackhawks decide to draft a player with true size inside the top four picks these are the players that will be considered. Next a look at some of the players that could be available with the selection acquired in the Brandon Hagel deal from the Tampa Bay Lightning.