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How the Blackhawks Acquired 8 Picks for 2021 NHL Draft

Chicago president of hockey operations and general manager Stan Bowman will have two picks in the second, fourth, and seventh rounds.

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Chicago Blackhawks president of hockey operations and general manager Stan Bowman has eight picks for the 2021 NHL Draft, which will be held virtually July 23-24. The NHL delayed the draft one month from its normally scheduled time because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the later finish of the 2021 season.

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Here’s how Bowman acquired picks and the Blackhawks’ draft history at the position.

First round – No. 12

This is the Blackhawks’ pick.

CHI No. 12 picks: Dan Spring (1971), Tony Tanti (1981), Sergei Krivokrasov (1992)

Second round – Nos. 44, 62

The Blackhawks’ first pick in this round is their own.

Chicago acquired its second pick in this round and a third-round pick in 2022 from the Vegas Golden Knights for Nick DeSimone and a fifth-round pick in 2022.

CHI No. 44 pick: Jamie Matthews (1991)

CHI No. 62 picks: None

Third round – None

The Blackhawks traded this pick along with two others (2020 second, seventh) to the Montreal Canadiens in 2019 for Andrew Shaw and a 2021 seventh-round pick.

Fourth round – Nos. 105, 108

The Blackhawks acquired their first pick in this round when they traded defenseman Madison Bowey and a 2021 fifth-round pick to the Vancouver Canucks.

Chicago’s second pick in the fourth round is its own.

CHI No. 105 pick: Michal Teply (2019)

CHI No. 108 pick: Niklas Hjalmarsson (2005)

Fifth round – None

The Blackhawks traded its own pick (No. 140) in this round in the Bowey trade.

Sixth round – No. 172

This is the Blackhawks’ pick.

CHI No. 172 pick: Chad Yetman (2020)

Seventh round – Nos. 204, 216

The Blackhawks’ first pick in this round is its own.

Chicago acquired its second pick in this round, Brett Connolly, Riley Stillman and Henrik Borgstrom from the Florida Panthers in a trade that saw Lucas Carlsson and Lucas Wallmark go to Florida.

CHI No. 204 picks: Dan Frawley (1980), Sergei Shikhanov (1997)

CHI No. 216 picks: Mike Kozak (1989), Oleg Minakov (2001)

The first round of the NHL Draft kicks off on Friday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. CDT on ESPN2 in the United States. For Canadian viewers, the coverage will be broadcasted on Sportsnet. Rounds 2-7 will be air on July 24 beginning at 10:00 a.m. CDT on NHL Network and Sportsnet, respectively.

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Bill Walter
Bill Walter
4 months ago

The Hawks better draft SIZE as they sure as hell need it!

4 months ago

draft ratio = overall\need
player power = goal + pass + possession + shot
defense power = block + hit +interception + possession + goal allow

4 months ago

[…] (Nos. 105, 108), one in the sixth (No. 172), and two in the seventh (Nos. 204, 216). Chicago had eight total picks until it traded its own second-round pick as part of the Seth Jones trade with the Columbus Blue […]


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