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Blackhawks’ 2020 NHL Draft On The Clock, Episode 1: Virtual draft preparation

The Blackhawks hockey operations staff discusses potential forwards the team could select at No. 17 overall.

Blackhawks vice president of amateur scouting Mark Kelley meets with the team’s hockey operations staff from his home office via Zoom as they prepare for the 2020 NHL Draft.
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In the first episode, Blackhawks defenseman Adam Boqvist and center Kirby Dach start the episode discussing their emotions about being selected in the first round the past two years.

The episode then shifts to general manager Stan Bowman and vice president of amateur scouting Mark Kelley discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic changed how the hockey operations staff prepared for the draft. Kelley meets with the staff and they talk about several potential forwards the Blackhawks could select at No. 17 overall: Rodion Amirov, Mavrik Bourque, Dylan Holloway, Seth Jarvis, Hendrix Lapierre, Dawson Mercer and Connor Zary.