Prospect watch: Holl shines in Frozen Four

April, 11, 2014
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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:

Justin Holl, defenseman, Minnesota (NCAA), drafted 2nd round in 2010: The 22-year-old Holl, a senior, scored his first goal of the season at the perfect time. He scored in the final second of the third period to lift Minnesota to a 2-1 win over North Dakota in the semifinals of the Frozen Four on Thursday. Minnesota will play Union for the national championship on Saturday. Holl had a goal and a plus-2 rating in the win. He has one goal, 12 assists and a plus-12 rating in 38 games this season.

Kevin Hayes, forward, Boston College (NCAA), drafted 1st round in 2010: The 21-year-old Hayes, a senior, ended his college career in a 5-4 loss to Union in the semifinals of the Frozen Four on Thursday. He had two assists and a plus-one rating in the loss. He finished the season with 27 goals, 38 assists and a plus-34 rating in 40 games. He completed his career with 132 points in 142 games. Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman has said he expects to sign Hayes.

Chris Calnan, forward, Boston College (NCAA), drafted 3rd round in 2012: The 19-year-old Calnan, a freshman, had an assist and a zero rating in Boston College's loss to Union in the semifinals of the Frozen Four. He finished his first season with four goals and nine assists in 37 games.

Nick Mattson, defenseman, North Dakota, drafted 6th round in 2010: The 22-year-old Mattson, a junior, was given the NCAA's Elite 89 award for having the highest cumulative grade-point average in the men's hockey tournament. He has a 3.966 GPA. North Dakota lost to Minnesota in the semifinals of the Frozen Four on Thursday. Mattson had zero points and a minus-1 rating in the game. He had four goals, 19 assists and a plus-8 rating in 40 games this season.

Luke Johnson, forward, North Dakota (NCAA), drafted 5th round in 2013: The 19-year-old Johnson, a freshman, had zero points and a minus-1 rating against Minnesota on Thursday. He had eight goals, 13 assists and a plus-9 rating in 42 games this season.

Adam Clendening, defenseman, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 2nd round in 2011: The 21-year-old Clendening was named an AHL First-Team All-Star on Thursday. He has 12 goals, 44 assists and a plus-7 rating in 70 games this season.

Stephen Johns, defenseman, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 2nd round in 2010: The 21-year-old Johns made his professional debut on April 4 after playing for Notre Dame this season. He has one goal, one assist and a plus-2 rating in his first three games for the IceHogs.

Ryan Hartman, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 1st round in 2013: The 19-year-old Hartman had his first two professional points in a 5-3 loss to the Abbotsford Heat on April 5. He has two assists and a plus-1 rating in four games with the IceHogs.

Travis Brown, defenseman, Victoria Royals (WHL), drafted 5th round in 2012: The 20-year-old Brown's WHL season ended in the second round of the playoffs on Thursday. The Royals were eliminated by the Portland Winterhawks in five games. He had two goals, five assists and a minus-7 rating in nine playoff games. He finished the regular season with 14 goals, 39 assists and a minus-12 rating in 71 games.

Carl Dahlstrom, defenseman, Linkopings (Sweden), drafted 2nd round in 2013: The 19-year-old Dahlstrom's season ended in the semifinals of the SHL on Tuesday. He had one goal and three assists in 18 games this season.

Mark McNeill, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 1st round in 2011: The 21-year-old McNeill has scored goals in three of the past four games. He has 18 goals, 19 assists and a minus-9 rating in 71 games 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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