Kyle Davidson will enter his first draft as general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks with eight picks for the 2022 NHL Draft on July 7-8 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. It will be the first in-person draft since 2019 after two years of virtual events due to safety precautions for the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Blackhawks do not have a pick in the first, fourth, or fifth rounds. Chicago sent its first-round pick (No. 6) to the Blue Jackets in the Seth Jones trade. The Blackhawks’ fourth- and fifth-round picks went to the Tampa Bay Lightning (No. 103) for Brandon Hagel and Vegas Golden Knights (No. 135) for Mattias Janmark, respectively. Chicago also sent its third-round pick to the Carolina Hurricanes to move up in last year’s draft to select Taige Harding.
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Here’s how the Blackhawks acquired their picks for this year’s draft and the franchise’s history at those spots.
Second Round – Nos. 38, 57
The Blackhawks’ first pick in the second round is their own.
Chicago acquired the No. 57 pick from the Minnesota Wild in the Marc-Andre Fleury trade.
CHI No. 38 pick: Bill Sweatt (2007)
CHI No. 57 picks: Troy Murray (1980), Ian Mitchell (2017)
Third Round – Nos. 81, 90, 94
The Blackhawks have three picks in the third round, but none of them are their own. Chicago acquired each pick in three different trades:
- No. 81 (Janmark trade with Golden Knights)
- No. 90 (Nikita Zadorov trade with Calgary Flames)
- No. 94 (Duncan Keith trade with Edmonton Oilers)
CHI No. 81 picks: Terry McDonald (1976), Wyatt Kaiser (2020)
CHI No. 90 picks: Timo Lehkonen (1984), Eric Daze (1993), Joakim Nordstrom (2010), Evan Barratt (2017)
CHI No. 94 pick: Matthias Trattnig (1998)
Sixth Round – Nos. 167, 173
The Blackhawks’ first pick in the sixth round is their own.
Chicago acquired the No. 173 pick from the Blue Jackets in the Seth Jones trade.
CHI No. 167 picks: Joe Fallon (2005), Dominic Basse (2019)
CHI No. 173 picks: Rick Fraser (1974), Blake Hillman (2016)
Seventh Round – No. 199
This is the Chicago Blackhawks’ own pick.
CHI No. 199 pick: Dominik Hasek (1983), Alex Broadhurst (2011), Matt Tomkins (2012)
The first round of the 2022 NHL Draft starts at 6 PM Central on Thursday, July 7 on ESPN in the United States. For Canadian viewers, the coverage will air on Sportsnet. Rounds 2-7 will start at 10 AM Central on ESPN+ and Sportsnet, respectively.
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