Hartman, a West Dundee, Illinois native, kept the puck in the Blues zone then fired a shot to the net, which fellow rookie Tyler Motte picked up and found Hartman, who slipped the puck past Allen’s five-hole.
Hartman is one of six rookies starting for the Hawks on opening night, and the first to record a goal among them. The 5-foot-11, 194-pound forward played in five NHL games last season, but failed to record a point. He’s played the last two seasons for AHL Rockford, scoring 13 and 15 goals, respectively, for the IceHogs. The Hawks look to use him in a bottom-six forward role this season.
The Hawks drafted Hartman with the 30th overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft.