Prospect watch: 5 players to Frozen Four

April, 1, 2014
Apr 1
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Powers By Scott Powers
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Here's a look at how some of the Chicago Blackhawks' prospects are doing throughout the world:

Kevin Hayes, forward, Boston College (NCAA), drafted 1st round in 2010: The 21-year-old Hayes, a senior, is one of five Blackhawks prospects to advance to the Frozen Four. He had two goals, two assists, seven shots on goal and a plus-five rating in the Eagles' 6-2 win over Denver in the opening game on Saturday and had a goal, two assists, five shots on goal and a plus-two rating in their 4-3 win over UMass Lowell on Sunday. He has 27 goals, 36 assists and a plus-33 rating in 39 games this season. Boston College plays Union on April 10.

Chris Calnan, forward, Boston College (NCAA), drafted 3rd round in 2012: The 19-year-old Calnan, a freshman, had two shots on goals and a zero-rating in the two regional games. He has four goals and eight assists in 36 games this season.

Justin Holl, defenseman, Minnesota (NCAA), drafted 2nd round in 2010: The 22-year-old Holl, a senior, had an assist, one shot on goal, one block and a plus-one rating in the Gophers' 7-3 win over Robert Morris on Saturday and an assist, one shot on goal, two blocks and a plus-two rating in a 4-0 win over St. Cloud State on Sunday. He has zero goals, 12 assists, 57 blocks and a plus-10 rating in 37 games this season. Minnesota plays North Dakota on April 10.

Nick Mattson, defenseman, North Dakota, drafted 6th round in 2010: The 22-year-old Mattson, a junior, had two blocks in North Dakota's 5-2 win over the Wisconsin on Friday and two assists and two blocks in a 2-1 double-overtime win over Ferris State on Saturday. He has four goals, 19 assists and a plus-nine rating in 39 games this season. North Dakota plays Minnesota in the semifinals.

Luke Johnson, forward, North Dakota (NCAA), drafted 5th round in 2013: The 19-year-old Johnson, a freshman, had five shots on goal and a plus-two rating in the win over Wisconsin and a zero rating in the win over Ferris State. He has eight goals, 13 assists and a plus-10 rating in 41 games this season.

Stephen Johns, defenseman, Notre Dame (NCAA), drafted 2nd round in 2010: The 21-year-old Johns, a senior, had his college career ended when the Irish lost to St. Cloud State 4-3 in overtime in the regional semifinals on Saturday. He had five shots on goals, two blocks and a minus-two rating in the loss. He had eight goals, 12 assists, 63 blocks and a plus-five rating in 40 games this season. He had 15 goals, 42 assists and a plus-nine rating in 164 career college games.

Vince Hinostroza, forward, Notre Dame (NCAA), drafted 6th round in 2012: The 19-year-old Hinostroza, a freshman, had nine shots on goal, two blocks and a minus-one rating in Notre Dame's loss to St. Cloud State. He finished the season with eight goals, 24 assists and a plus-six rating in 34 games.

Michael Paliotta, defenseman, Vermont (NCAA), drafted 3rd round in 2011: The 20-year-old Paliotta, a junior, had five shots on goal and a zero rating in Vermont's 5-2 loss to Union in the regional semifinals on Friday. He finished the season with five goals and 22 assists in 38 games.

Ryan Hartman, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 1st round in 2013: The 19-year-old Hartman made his professional debut on Sunday after being recently assigned to the IceHogs from the OHL last week. He had two penalty minutes and a minus-one rating in the IceHogs' 6-3 win over the Chicago Wolves on Sunday.

Adam Clendening, defenseman, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 2nd round in 2011: The 21-year-old Clendening picked up two goals and two assists in the IceHogs' three games last weekend. He has 10 goals, 44 assists and a plus-11 rating in 67 games this season.

Mark McNeill, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 1st round in 2011: The 21-year-old McNeill snapped a 14-game goal-less streak by scoring in the IceHogs' win over the Wolves on Sunday. He has 16 goals, 18 assists and a minus-nine rating in 68 games this season.

Alex Broadhurst, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 7th round in 2011: The 21-year-old Broadhurst accumulated one goal and three assists in three games over the weekend. He has 13 goals, 27 assists and a minus-one rating in 67 games this season.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), acquired via trade in 2014: The 29-year-old Bouchard added four more assists in three games for the IceHogs last weekend. He has two goals and 17 assists in 18 games since joining the IceHogs in February.

Maxim Shalunov, forward, Toledo Walleye (ECHL), drafted 4th round in 2011: The 21-year-old Shalunov scored two goals against Kalamazoo on Sunday. He has picked up points in five of the last six games. He has 14 goals, 14 assists and a minus-13 rating in 36 games with Toledo this season.
Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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