The Chicago Blackhawks entered the 2013 NHL Draft with five draft picks. After trading Dave Bolland to Toronto and Michael Frolik to Winnipeg in exchange for draft picks, the club added eight new prospects to the pipeline in 2013 and a couple extra picks in 2014. Although none of the Blackhawks 2013 selections project to be high-end NHL players, there is versatility among the group and potential to fill complimentary roles in the NHL lineup in a few years.
Five of the team's picks were forwards and three were defensemen, continuing to bolster the team's depth across the board. Each of the five forward picks can line up at center, but many, including first round pick Ryan Hartman, may end up on the wing at the pro level.… read more