Blackhawks 2019 NHL Draft Recap

Chicago had six picks in this year’s draft.

The Blackhawks enter the 2019 NHL draft on Friday in Vancouver with six selections, the fewest in franchise history since 1971.

It’s a bit of deja vu for Chicago, who will start its draft with the No. 3 overall pick in Vancouver just like they did in 2006 when they selected University of North Dakota freshman Jonathan Toews. That picked turned out pretty well for the Blackhawks as Toews spent one more season at UND then developed into a top 100 player in league history, three-time Stanley Cup champion and Triple Gold Club member.

To learn more about players the Blackhawks may select, general manager Stan Bowman’s draft trends and profiles on prospects, check out Second City Hockey’s 2019 NHL draft guide.

Here are the Blackhawks’ six picks:

First round

—  No. 3: Kirby Dach, C, WHL - Saskatoon Blades

Second round

No. 43: Alex Vlasic, D, United States National Team Development Program

Fourth round

No. 105: Michal Teply, LW, Czech Extraliga - Bili Tygri Liberec

No. 123: Antti Saarela, C, Liiga - Ilves

Sixth round

No. 167: Dominic Basse, G, Selects Hockey Academy 18U Midgets

Seventh round

No. 194: Cole Moberg, D, WHL - Prince George Cougars