Blackhawks Target Speed Players in 2022 NHL Draft: ‘We Got a Lot Faster'


Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson made it very clear in May that he wanted to build his teams moving forward with "up-tempo speed players that play high-motor hockey." And he's staying very true to his word. The Blackhawks selected 11 players in the 2022 NHL Draft, and every single one of them has some blend of speed, size and a high compete level, including all three of their first-round picks in defenseman Kevin Korchinski, center Frank Nazar and defenseman Sam Rinzel. It’s August, and the IIHF World Juniors is finally here.