"I'll talk to the Blackhawks," Radke said. "Whatever they want me to do, that's up to them. If they're ready for me to sign, I'll sign. If they don't feel I'm ready, then that's OK."
Radke, 19, had a great start to his season with the Barrie Colts of the OHL. The Geneva native scored two hat tricks and 10 goals in his first 14 games, but he only scored nine goals the rest of the season. He was held pointless in 15 playoff games.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound forward entered the team's prospect camp looking to turn the page and improve his game. He is living with fellow prospect Ryan Hartman in an apartment in downtown Chicago, and he'll be doing workouts with Hawks strength and conditioning coach Paul Goodman.
It's no surprise that Hartman has brought Radke under his wing as they both played for the Chicago Mission growing up, and according to Powers are close friends.
Radke is expected to have an increased role with Barrie next season after the team lost six of its top 10 scorers to the NHL, and Julius Nättinen to OHL Windsor. Only forwards Cordell James, Anthony Stefano and Radke return from the top 10. He was the team's eighth leading scorer with 19 goals and 39 points.