The Chicago Blackhawks selected Sam Rinzel of Chaska (Minnesota) High School with the No. 25 overall pick in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft on Thursday.
Rinzel, who turns 19 on June 25, played this past season for Chaska (27 games) and the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL (21 games, six playoff games). The 6-foot-3, 181-pound blue liner scored 38 points (nine goals, 29 assists) for Chaska. The University of Minnesota commit added 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in the USHL regular season. He did not score a point in the USHL Clark Cup Playoffs.
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