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Blackhawks select Alex DeBrincat with No. 39 pick in 2016 NHL Draft

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Chicago picks ups Connor McDavid's former linemate.

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The Chicago Blackhawks selected forward Alex DeBrincat with the No. 39 overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft on Saturday.

DeBrincat, 18, scored 51 goals the past two seasons with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League. In his first season in Erie, the 5-foot-7, 165-pound forward won both the OHL Rookie of the Year and the CHL Rookie of the Year. He followed up with another great performance in his most recent season being named to the OHL All-Star team.

DeBrincat was on the top line of the USA World Junior Championship team this past January. Though the team won the bronze medal, DeBrincat had a rough tournament. In five games he only scored one goal and struggled against larger talent.

He's listed at 5-foot-7 and 165 pounds, but he uses his quickness to get to the net.

The Hawks have two more picks in the second round with No. 45 and No. 50.