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Blackhawks Prospects

Updates on Blackhawks prospects from around the hockey world.

2020 first-round pick Lukas Reichel among 9 players assigned to IceHogs

A quiet pair of preseason games from the rookie left him destined for the AHL.

Blackhawks sign 2021 second-round pick Colton Dach to entry-level contract

A second member of the family is officially with the organization.

Blackhawks at Prospect Showcase: How to watch, game discussion

An open thread for the weekend and (kind of) Blackhawks hockey!

A different approach: Here’s a Blackhawks Prospect Pyramid

Another way to consider how things look within the Blackhawks prospect pipeline.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Reactions and full ballot reveal

The Second City Hockey staff reveals the full ballot and shares their thoughts

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Alex DeBrincat is a natural No. 1

DeBrincat regained form in 2021 and was arguably the Blackhawks’ best forward.

Blackhawks sign 2021 first-round pick Nolan Allan to entry-level contract

It’s a three-year deal with an annual cap hit of $870,000.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Kirby Dach down slightly to No. 2

Dach still has a bright future despite an injury shortened 2021 season.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Dylan Strome slides up to No. 3

A shaky 2021 season has Strome’s long-term standing within the organization in question.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Philipp Kurashev skates to No. 4

Kurashev rises five spots into the top 5 after his rookie season in the NHL.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Lukas Reichel moves up to No. 5

An impressive season overseas has raised expectations for the Blackhawks’ 2020 first-round pick.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Brandon Hagel skyrockets to No. 6

Hagel climbs up the list in his typical, speedy fashion.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Ian Mitchell down slightly to No. 7

Following a limited rookie season, Mitchell falls two spots.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Wyatt Kalynuk climbs to No. 8

After a short rookie campaign, the second-year defenseman looks to make an impact on the Hawks blue line.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Nicolas Beaudin drops to No. 9

Beaudin, on the bubble between the NHL and AHL during the 2021 season, drops two spots.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Drew Commesso pivots to No. 10

After a fantastic freshman season in the NCAA, Commesso moves into the top 10.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Henrik Borgström at 11

Can the Finnish center finally translate the tantalizing skill flashed in the NCAA to the NHL?

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Riley Stillman arrives at No. 12

An in-season acquisition makes his initial appearance on this list.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Alex Vlasic moves up to No. 13

The big, defense-first Vlasic made large strides this season to jump up the 25 Under 25 list.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Alex Nylander drops to No. 14

After missing last season with an injury, a pivotal moment in Nylander’s career awaits.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Arvid Soderblom debuts at No. 15

The Swedish netminder signed with the Blackhawks after an excellent SHL season

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: MacKenzie Entwistle works to No. 16

Entwistle showed the ability to improve with the IceHogs in 2021.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Wyatt Kaiser steamrolls to 17

After an impressive freshman season, Kaiser is arguably the second best defensive prospect in the the Blackhawks’ system to not play a pro game yet.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Alec Regula at No. 18

Regula made his NHL debut in 2021, appearing in the final three games of the season.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Evan Barratt down to No. 19

After nearly cracking the top 10 last year, Barratt dropped eight spots from his 2020 ranking.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Landon Slaggert showed fighting spirit, takes 20 on list

Slaggert had a great freshman season with the Fighting Irish and makes his debut on list

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Isaak Phillips jumps onto list at 21

Phillips impressed in a stint with the IceHogs this season after the OHL season was wiped out by the pandemic.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Nolan Allan debuts at 22

The 2021 first-round pick makes his makes his first appearance on the list.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Artur Kayumov ships in at 23

Kayumov remains on the list, albeit far from his 13th place finish in 2020.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Adam Gaudette arrives at 24

Born two days after the cutoff date for this year’s list, Gaudette makes what will be his only T25U25 appearance.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Mike Hardman debuts at 25

The recent college signing makes his first appearance on this list.

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Graduates, departed players

Five players from last year’s rankings have departed the organization.