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Where Are Blackhawks Prospects Playing College Hockey This Year?

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If you’re a fan of college hockey like I am, this will be a good season to tune in and watch some of the Blackhawks’ top prospects skating in game action around the country.

Here’s where the Blackhawks’ 13 prospects will be playing their collegiate hockey this season. We broke it out by their draft year and listed by round and overall selection and then by players who have been added via trade.

2018 NHL Draft

3 – 69 – Jake Wise – Ohio State (Big Ten)


6 – 167 – Dominic Basse – St. Cloud State (NCHC)

2020 NHL Draft

2 – 46 – Drew Commesso – Boston University (Hockey East)
3 – 79 – Landon Slaggert – Notre Dame (Big Ten)
3 – 81 – Wyatt Kaiser – Minnesota-Duluth (NCHC)

2021 NHL Draft

3 – 91 – Taige Harding – Providence College (Hockey East)
7 – 204 – Connor Kelley – Providence College (Hockey East)

2022 NHL Draft

1 – 13 – Frank Nazar – U. of Michigan (Big Ten)
2 – 57 – Ryan Greene – Boston University (Hockey East)
3 – 81 – Aidan Thompson – U. of Denver (NCHC)
6 – 173 – Dominic James – Minnesota-Duluth (NCHC)

Trade Acquisitions

Ryder Rolston – Notre Dame (Big Ten)
Liam Gorman – Princeton (ECHC)
Slava Demin – TBD (currently in transfer portal)

For those scoring at home, there are four skaters in Hockey East, the Big Ten and the NCHC.

Chicago will have two prospects each at Notre Dame, Boston University, Minnesota-Duluth, and Providence College. Kelley was at UMD but is transferring to Providence for this coming season.

The Blackhawks’ third first-round pick in 2022, defenseman Sam Rinzel, will play in the USHL this season before beginning his commitment to the University of Minnesota (Big Ten) for the 2023-24 season.

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