Connect with us

Blackhawks

Blackhawks Select Frank Nazar With No. 13 Overall Pick in 2022 NHL Draft

After selecting a defenseman No. 7 overall, the Blackhawks addressed their forward corps at No. 13.

Frank Nazar Chicago Blackhawks 2022 NHL Draft Picks
Photo: NHL.com

With the No. 13 overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks have selected forward Frank Nazar.

The Blackhawks acquired the No. 13 overall pick by trading forward Kirby Dach to the Montreal Canadiens prior to the 2022 NHL Draft. Their next selection will be No. 38 overall, which is the sixth pick in the second round.

Nazar is a 5-foot-10, 175-pound, 18-year-old center/right winger from the United States National Team Development Program. The No. 10-ranked prospect, according to consolidated draft rankings, carries a right-handed shot.

During the 2021-22 season, Nazar registered 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) in 24 games for the USNTDP Juniors. Additionally, he logged 70 points (28 goals, 42 assists) in 56 games for the U.S. National U18 Team. Here are Nazar’s complete stats to date:

Here’s what Elite Prospects had to say about Nazar in its 2022 NHL Draft scouting report:

“Nazar makes subtle, almost im- perceptible plays at every corner of the ice to create advan- tages for his linemates – little things like dragging defenders toward him on entries to create half-ice 2-on-1s or driving the net off-the-puck to give his linemate more runway. The more attention you pay to Nazar, the more you appreciate his offensive genius.”

– Elite Prospects

Nazar is committed to the University of Michigan, a college hockey powerhouse in recent years.

Frank Nazar becomes the Chicago Blackhawks’ second selection of the 2022 NHL Draft. He follows defenseman Kevin Korchinski, whom Chicago selected with the No. 7 overall pick.

Follow On Tap Sports Net on social media!

Sign up to receive awesome content like this right in your inbox, from On Tap Sports Net.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

BS-Broadcast Journalism - University of Illinois 2016 | Editor-in-Chief at OnTapSportsNet.com | Panelist on Four Feathers Podcast and Sox On Tap

Click to comment
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Listen to Four Feathers Podcast

Four Feathers Podcast Logo

Photo: Four Feathers Podcast/On Tap Sports Net

BET WITH BETRIVERS ILLINOIS

Advertisement Beer and Bourbon Box 300x250

More in Blackhawks