Zayne Parekh Profile, Is he a Future Chicago Blackhawk?

At first thought no, at second glance ?

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To see those adjectives on his skating and game overall are great, but let's take a step back for one second and get a background on just how the Parekh family voyage got to Canada (and to hockey). From India to England to Canada (per Sportsnet):

In summary, the NHL is about to get one of the more unique players (on and off the ice) and we for one hope that the league promotes this young man (in the best possible light). His game speaks even more volumes as you can see in the highlight package below (via NHL Draft Pros):

That particular breakdown video is a little over 2 months old, so you'll have to keep in mind he has been on an absolute tear scoring wise of late. You'll see the positives though: offensive IQ, great quick wrist shot, and skating ability paired with quick hands to create immediate scoring chances. The negatives, while still young and correctable, are that he activates too often and can leave his D partner on an island as well as his tendency to not use his body in situations that call for a physical pinch of a forward attacking the zone.

In the next highlight video (you can fast forward to around the 1:30 mark, video via blue chip prospect) these are dynamic goals and passing quick hitters from last season, but shows just an elite set of hands at high speed through traffic that you just don't see from defenseman at then 16 years old.

Would the Blackhawks consider drafting Zayne Parekh?