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Blackhawks' prospects Dennis Gilbert, Anthony Louis ranked in SB Nation's 2016 Top 100 NCAA prospects list

Two Chicago prospects make the No. 71-80 installment.

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Chicago Blackhawks prospects Dennis Gilbert and Anthony Louis are ranked No. 71 and No. 77, respectively in SB Nation College Hockey's 2016 Top 100 NHL Prospects list.

Gilbert, a third-round pick in the 2015 draft, has two goals and 10 points in his freshman season for Notre Dame. The left-handed shooting defenseman posted 27 points in 59 games for the Chicago Steel of the USHL last season. His uncle, Mike, is the vice president of public and community relations for the Buffalo Sabres.

A year after being drafted by the Blackhawks, Gilbert has immediately stepped into Notre Dame's line-up and been a strong, consistent player. Gilbert skates extremey well for a defenseman listed at a legit 6'2" 200 lbs, and plays a controlled, poised game. He still has room to develop a little more on the offensive end, but that should come as he further adjusts to the college level and begins to play a bigger role for Notre Dame as an upperclassman.

Louis, a sixth-round pick in the 2013 draft, has 11 goals and 26 points in 36 games for Miami (Ohio) in his junior season.

In his junior season, Anthony Louis saw his production dip a bit with the absence of star forwards Austin Czarnik and Riley Barber from the Miami line-up, but he did finish the season as Miami's leading scorer. Louis uses his tremendous speed to create scoring opportunities for himself and teammates, and to be effective when he is defending. He doesn't project to a scoring line role at the pro level, but his skating ability should mean he'll help his team possess the puck enough to be valuable in a lower line role.

The Hawks have three prospects on the list so far, as Gilbert and Louis join 2013 third-round pick John Hayden, who is ranked No. 91.

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