Wrapping Up the Complete Chicago Blackhawks' 2022 NHL Draft

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Wrapping Up the Complete Chicago Blackhawks’ 2022 NHL Draft

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Let’s put a bow on the Blackhawks’ 2022 NHL Draft class and put all of the names in one spot, shall we?


First Round

7. Kevin Korchinski, D
6-2, 185
Shoots: Left

13. Frank Nazar, C
5-11, 181
Shoots: Right

25. Sam Rinzel, D
6-2, 181
Shoots: Right

Second Round

39. Paul Ludwinski, C
5-11, 183
Shoots: Left

57. Riley Greene, LW
6-2, 179
Shoots: Right

Third Round

66. Gavin Hayes, LW
6-2, 176
Shoots: Right

81. Samuel Savoie, C
5-10, 190
Shoots: Left

90. Aidan Thompson, C
5-11, 181
Shoots: Left

Sixth Round

173. Dominic James, C
5-11, 165
Shoots: Left

188. Nils Juntorp, RW
6-1, 185
Shoots: Right

Seventh Round

199. Riku Tohila, C
6-5, 190
Shoots: Right

Breaking it down

The Blackhawks selected nine forwards in this year’s draft. Four of them are left-handed shots; the other five are righties. They’re primarily between 5-10 and 6-2 and in the neighborhood of 180 pounds. So we’re starting to get a sense of Kyle Davidson’s preference of prospect.

One, Thompson, is an over-age pick who will play at the University of Denver next year. Three forwards picked in the first three rounds have college commitments on the table. James played with current Blackhawks prospects Wyatt Kaiser and Connor Kelley at Minnesota-Duluth this past season (Kelley has transferred to Providence for next season).

The Blackhawks did not pick a goaltender.

Author: Tab Bamford

Tab is the Lead Blackhawks voice for BN. He is the author of two books about the Blackhawks, most recently "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter at @The1Tab