It's Here! The 2021 Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Pyramid

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It’s Here! The 2021 Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Pyramid

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You’ve been waiting on the edge of your seat for long enough. Here it is, the 2021 Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Pyramid!

Like we’ve discussed, I believe the pyramid system, with its different levels/tiers, is a better system for ranking and evaluating prospects than a strict numerical ranking. That’s not to say the pyramid system is flawless, but it is my preference.

For an in-depth look at the Prospect Pyramid levels, you can find them in the breakdown here.
For a look into who is eligible for the Prospect Pyramid, you can find the list here.

Without further ado…The 2021 Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Pyramid!

For those who may have had a hard time seeing the Pyramid in its full glory on the video, here is the breakdown of the tiers and where the prospects landed. I do encourage you to watch the video, however, because there is some added context.

Tier One – Special Prospect/Franchise Player

Kirby Dach

Tier Two – Quality Prospect/Long-time NHL Player

Alex Vlasic
Drew Commesso
Lukas Reichel

Tier Three – Good Prospect/Complementary Player

Alex Nylander
Philipp Kurashev
Brandon Hagel
Ian Mitchell
Wyatt Kalynuk
Nicolas Beaudin
Riley Stillman
Alec Regula
Michal Teply
Henrik Borgström
Wyatt Kaiser
Isaak Phillips
Josiah Slavin
Landon Slaggert

Tier Four – Average Prospect/Depth Player

Mike Hardman
MacKenzie Entwistle
Colton Dach
Nolan Allan
Andrei Altybarmakyan
Evan Barratt
Dominic Basse
Jakub Galvas
Chad Krys
Antti Saarela
Michael Krutil
Arvid Söderblom

Tier Five – Long Shot Prospect or Unknown Trajectory 

Everyone Else!

The Blackhawks have an intriguing prospect system and I tried my best to illustrate that in my Prospect Pyramid breakdown. I hope you enjoy! See you again in 2022.

Author: Mario Tirabassi

Mario Tirabassi is a writer for Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Mario_Tirabassi.