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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks prospect Dennis Gilbert looks up to Niklas Hjalmarsson

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Chicago Blackhawks prospect Dennis Gilbert looks up to fellow defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, he told Leah Pascarella of Blackhawks.com in a Q&A segment.

"He plays a really gritty style of play. He works really hard, blocks a lot of shots, does whatever it takes to win. That's kind of what I try to do for my team now at Notre Dame," Gilbert said.

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