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2015 NHL Draft: Blackhawks have struck gold in the 2nd round

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Chicago won't have a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, but history shows they've done well in the second-round.

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The Chicago Blackhawks will be without a first-round pick for the first time since 1996 when the league holds the 2015 NHL Draft this weekend in Sunrise, Fla.

The Blackhawks sent their first-round pick to the Arizona Coyotes for Antoine Vermette and their second-round pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for Kimmo Timonen. Chicago did receive a second-round compensation pick, 54th overall, for Kevin Hayes signing with the New York Rangers.

The Hawks have struck gold in the second round, notably with Duncan Keith, who just so happens to have been selected 54th overall. Brandon Saad (2011), Dave Bolland (2004), Bryan Bickell (2004) and Corey Crawford (2003) also are second-round picks who have won at least one Stanley Cup with the Hawks.

Here's a list of the Hawks' second-round picks since 2000:

Name Year Pick
N/A 2014 N/A
Carl Dahlstrom 2013 51
Dillon Fournier 2012 48
Adam Clendening 2011 36
Brandon Saad 2011 43
Ludvig Rensfeldt 2010 35
Justin Holl 2010 54
Kent Simpson 2010 58
Stephen Johns 2010 60
Brandon Pirri 2009 59
Billy Sweatt 2007 39
Akim Aliu 2007 56
Igor Makarov 2006 33
Simon Danis-Pepin 2006 61
Michael Blunden 2005 43
Dan Bertram 2005 54
David Bolland 2004 32
Bryan Bickell 2004 41
Ryan Garlock 2004 45
Jakub Sindel 2004 54
Corey Crawford 2003 52
Michal Barinka 2003 59
Duncan Keith 2002 54
Matt Keith 2001 59
Jonas Nordqvist 2000 49

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