The Chicago Blackhawks traded the No. 144 overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, acquiring a 2017 fifth-round pick form the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. The team now has 10 picks for next year's draft, which will be held at the United Center in Chicago.
After the trade of Andrew Shaw on Friday, Hawks General Manger Stan Bowman entered Day 2 of the 2016 Draft armed with 10 picks. He used the first to select prospect Alex DeBrincat at No. 39 overall, a selection that could prove to be a steal given that DeBrincat was widely graded as a first-rounder.
The Hawks rounded out the second round by selecting defenseman Chad Krys and Russian winger Artur Karyumov. Belgian goaltender Wouter Peeters was the next Hawks pick at No. 83 in the third round before Swedish defenseman Lucas Carlsson and Canadian center Nathan Noel in the fourth round. The Hawks selected Danish winger Mathias From at No. 143 before trading with St. Louis.