The Whitby, Ontario native completed a breakout third season with Erie, scoring 43 goals with 31 assists in 61 games before the season was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He joined Erie one season after current Blackhawks Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome teamed up on the Otters and won the OHL in the ‘16-17 season.
The 20-year-old Yetman is 5-foot-11 and weighs 179 pounds, with his position listed as center or right wing. His strong final season in the OHL caught the attention of league coaches and he was voted the most underrated player in the Western Conference.
Not only did Yetman rack up the points, he also displayed an ability to handle PK minutes during his last season with the Otters.
Chad Yetman (undrafted) scored 43 goals this year and led the OHL with 24 SH SOG. He's shown significant year-to-year improvement over his OHL career and his power-kill abilities could be an asset for him moving forward in his career. pic.twitter.com/6srum8WyjG— Brendan Kumagai (@BrendanKumagai) July 10, 2020
It’s the first time the Blackhawks have selected a player at No. 172.