Chicago Blackhawks: Alex Broadhurst

Hawks prospect Broadhurst has surgery, expected to miss 4 months

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Chicago Blackhawks prospect and Rockford IceHogs forward Alex Broadhurst underwent surgery Friday to repair a fracture in his upper arm and is expected to miss four months, according to a source.

Broadhurst, 21, suffered the fracture when he took an illegal hit from the Iowa Wild’s Curt Gogol during the third period of a Rockford victory Wednesday. The hit led to an altercation which resulted in 57 penalty minutes handed out between the two teams. Gogol's share totaled 30 minutes, including a game misconduct for charging. He received a two-game suspension Friday.

Broadhurst has two assists and is a plus-2 in 15 games for the IceHogs this season. He was third on the IceHogs with 45 points, which included 16 goals and 29 assists, in 75 games last season.

Broadhurst, who is from Orland Park, Illinois, was selected by the Blackhawks in the seventh round of the 2011 draft. He was recalled twice to the NHL last season but did not appear in a game for the Blackhawks.

Q&A with Rockford IceHogs coach Ted Dent

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ROCKFORD, Ill. -- The Rockford IceHogs open their 2014-15 season Saturday. Leading up to it, Ted Dent, who is entering his fourth season as the IceHogs’ head coach, recently took some time to talk about his team, its place within the Chicago Blackhawks' organization, his thoughts on advanced statistics and more.

Q: How have the defensemen who maybe thought they had a chance in camp to make the NHL roster taken to being sent to Rockford?

A: Well, I think you always want to go to the NHL training camp with hopes of making the team. You have to set the bar high. For first-year players, guys like [Stephen] Johns, I think deep down he probably knew he was going to end up in Rockford with the depth that Chicago has. Played for us at the end of last year and just has to settle in here and get his game ready and to a level that Chicago feels comfortable with. So when the time does come, they can get a call-up.

Q: Were you surprised Trevor van Riemsdyk is in Chicago and not in Rockford?

A: We didn’t even see van Riemsdyk skate last year because he showed up here and was hurt. Met him in person, but never saw him on the ice. He had a really good tournament in London. The first day of training camp Joel asked me who was good in London. It was the first question he asked me. I said on defense it was van Riemsdyk and forward it was [Phillip] Danault. Those were the two guys that stood out for me in London. He kept going and building confidence. He’s done real well.

Q: How specific do you and the Blackhawks get with Teuvo Teravainen's development?

A: I talked to Joel and sort of just wanted to know what Joel told Teuvo, so I was on the same page. I talked to Teuvo briefly this morning, just so we’re all on the same page now and we have an understanding of what Joel wants him to improve on and how he wants him to play. I know Joel talked about a more north-and-south game, moving ahead, and he’s a centerman as well, so staying in the middle of the ice and presenting your stick and being an option for the defensemen on breakouts and things like that. That’s something that will be ongoing and teaching it as much as we can on the ice and reinforce it with video.

Q: What sense have you gotten from Teravainen since being assigned to Rockford?

A: You know he’s a little bit of a tough read with the language and everything else. But he seemed fine. He didn’t seem any different than he did last year when he came to us. You know he knows some of the guys. He spent some time in Chicago this summer. I know he hung out with [Adam] Clendening a little bit. That should help us.

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Blackhawks assign 6 players to AHL

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The Chicago Blackhawks assigned forwards Alex Broadhurst, Drew LeBlanc and Mark McNeill and defensemen Mathieu Brisebois, Dillon Fournier and Viktor Svedberg to the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs on Friday.

The Blackhawks now have 40 active roster players, including 23 forwards, 13 defensemen and four goaltenders.

The IceHogs open their training camp on Sunday.

The Blackhawks have three remaining preseason games. They play the New York Rangers on Friday at the United Center.

Hawks storylines (No. 14): Prospect watch

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ESPNChicago.com's Scott Powers counts down the days to the opening of Blackhawks training camp on Sept. 19 with a look at 20 storylines facing the team this season.

The Chicago Blackhawks will turn to some more prospects this season. Here's a look at some of those players who could be factors:

Jeremy Morin, forward


Morin, 23, doesn't exactly feel like a prospect any longer, but the reality is he's only played in 39 career NHL regular season games over the past three seasons. He's expected to finally get a full-time look this season. Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman and coach Joel Quenneville has said Morin will be given a larger role this season. Where Morin fits in with the Blackhawks' lineup may be more apparent after Bowman makes a trade or two to get under the salary cap. Morin has a high offensive upside and showed some of that last season with five goals and six assists in 24 games with the Blackhawks.

Teuvo Teravainen, forward

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Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesTop prospect Teuvo Teravainen got a taste of the NHL last season, playing three games for the Blackhawks.
Teravainen, 20, is considered the Blackhawks' top prospect. He got a taste of the AHL and NHL last season after finishing his season in Finland. He didn't have much left in the tank by the end of the season following a full year of traveling for his European club team, international competitions for Finland and for the Blackhawks in the preseason and the end of the regular season. He's spent most of the summer in Chicago training and bulking up. Quenneville raved about Teravainen's final performance at prospect camp in July. Teravainen will be a slight longshot to make the NHL roster out of training camp based on the current roster, but he has the ability, especially with his passing and vision, to make it a difficult decision for the Blackhawks.

Stephen Johns, defenseman


Johns, 22, is one of a number of defenseman prospects who could be on the verge of the NHL. Johns spent four years at Notre Dame and held more than his own in his short time with the Rockford IceHogs last season. He is a big body and could soon be the most physical player the Blackhawks have in their organization. He has a chance to push for an NHL spot at training camp depending on what is done with the roster.

Adam Clendening, defenseman


Clendening, 21, has the offensive game to be in the NHL right now. He was among the AHL's top defensemen with 12 goals and 47 assists in 74 games last season. His defensive game is making strides. The Blackhawks don't want to rush him until they're confident in his overall game. He should get some time in the NHL this season.

Klas Dahlbeck, defenseman


Dahlbeck, 23, impressed the Blackhawks with his improved offensive game last season. He's still a stay-at-home defenseman, but he's made himself into more of an overall player. He practiced with the Blackhawks throughout the playoffs last season. Like Johns and Clendening, Dahlbeck could find himself in the NHL this season.

Joakim Nordstrom, forward


Nordstrom, 22, was the prospect who surprised everyone last season by making the NHL roster out of training camp. He was back and forth throughout the season, but ended up playing in 23 total NHL games, including seven playoff games. The Blackhawks like his defensive game at the NHL level. He also proved to be a consistent offensive player at the AHL level. He could fill a fourth-line role again this season.

Brandon Mashinter, forward


Mashinter, 25, could find his way onto the Blackhawks roster being the enforcer type Quenneville often likes to have on his team. Mashinter came to the Blackhawks in a trade with the New York Rangers last season. He had 14 goals, 14 assists and was a minus-8 in 47 games with the IceHogs. Pierre-Cedric Labrie, 28, and Cody Bass, 27, were signed in the offseason and could also fit that role.

Mark McNeill, forward


McNeill, 21, would be among the next group of forwards ready to make that jump to the NHL. He went through some inconsistencies during his first full professional season, but a number of Blackhawks personnel liked how he responded late in the season. He's a strong player and has adjusted well after moving to the wing from center. If the Blackhawks are in need of a physical forward, he could fill that void at some point this season.

Alex Broadhurst, forward


Broadhurst, 21, may still be a year or two away, but he showed a lot of potential last season and was even recalled by the Blackhawks for a day. He finished third in points behind Morin and Clendening on the IceHogs with 16 goals and 29 assists.

Others to watch:

Kyle Cumiskey, defenseman; Dennis Rasmussen, forward; Garret Ross, forward: Phillip Danault, forward; Ryan Hartman, forward, Trevor van Riemsdyk, defenseman; Scott Darling, goaltender.

Teravainen, Johns on rookie tourney roster

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Chicago Blackhawks prospects Teuvo Teravainen and Stephen Johns shouldn’t have to worry about knocking any rust off their games when training camp opens on Sept. 19.

Teravainen and Johns, who are both expected to compete for NHL roster spots in training camp, were among the 23 players named to the Blackhawks’ 2014 Rookie Tournament roster on Thursday. The team will play three games in London, Ontario from Sept. 13-16.

The roster also includes Blackhawks forward prospects Mark McNeill, Alex Broadhurst, Matt Carey, Phillip Danault, Dennis Rasmussen, Ryan Hartman, Garret Ross, defenseman prospects Dillon Fournier, Viktor Svedberg and Trevor van Riemsdyk and goaltender prospect Mac Carruth. Former Blackhawks defenseman prospects Justin Holl and Kiril Gotovets, who are now signed to AHL contracts with the Rockford IceHogs, were also named to the roster.

Free agents Chadd Bauman, Cody Caron, Cory Thorson, Ryan Van Stralen, Brett Welychka, Jamie Wise, Paul Swindlehurst and Ken Appleby complete the Blackhawks rookie roster.

The Blackhawks rookie team will play the rookie teams of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sept. 13, the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sept. 14 and the Ottawa Senators on Sept. 15. The team will be coached by IceHogs head coach Ted Dent and associate coach Mark Osiecki.

10 to watch at Blackhawks prospect camp

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The Chicago Blackhawks open their annual prospect camp at Johnny's IceHouse West on Sunday. Here are 10 prospects to keep an eye on throughout the week:

Alex Broadhurst, forward, 2011 seventh-round pick: Broadhurst was a bit of surprise this past season. He had a better offensive season than any of the organization's other first-year professionals. He finished third on the AHL's Rockford IceHogs with 45 points, which included 16 goals and 29 assists. Only Adam Clendening and Jeremy Morin had more points. The Blackhawks certainly found value with this seventh-round selection.

Adam Clendening, defenseman, 2011 second-round pick: Clendening is on the verge of the NHL. He's the most offensive defenseman the Blackhawks have amongst their prospects. He led the IceHogs in points last season, and he also took a step forward with his defense. He is still 21 years old.

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Ryan Hartman, forward, 2013 first-round pick: Hartman enters his second year in the organization. He had a solid first season and ended it with the IceHogs. The Blackhawks like how hard and tough he plays. He's been compared to Andrew Shaw.

Vincent Hinostroza, forward, 2012 sixth-round pick: Hinostroza had one of the strongest freshman seasons among the Blackhawks prospects. He was third on Notre Dame with 32 points. He had eight goals and 24 assists. He's a playmaker.

Stephen Johns, defenseman, 2010 second-round pick: Johns finally signed with the Blackhawks in April after spending four years at Notre Dame. He should be the worth wait. He's a physical player and has a 6-foot-4, 220-pound frame. He could be NHL ready this season.

Mark McNeill, forward, 2011 first-round pick: McNeill is among a few forward prospects who could make the jump to the NHL next season. He's transitioned well into playing a wing and impressed people within the organization with his commitment to winning late last season with the IceHogs. He'll look to continue to catch the right eyes with his play during the camp.

Dennis Rasmussen, forward, free-agent signing: The Blackhawks signed the 24-year-old Rasmussen to a one-year deal in June. He played last season in Sweden and tallied 40 points, including 16 goals and 24 assists, in 52 games. He's expected to give the Blackhawks additional organizational depth at center.

Nick Schmaltz, forward, 2014 first-round pick: Schmaltz is the Blackhawks' latest first-round pick. They moved up in the draft to get him. His hands and offensive game have been touted, but his work ethic has been questioned. This will be his first chance to impress people. He's headed to North Dakota to be a freshman this year.

Teuvo Teravainen, forward, 2012 first-round pick: Teravainen is the organization's top prospect and likely the second-line center of the future. His full-time NHL arrival probably got delayed by the signing of Brad Richards, but Teravainen will see time with the Blackhawks this season. He's offensively gifted and should put on a show for fans throughout the camp.

Trevor van Riemsdyk, defenseman, free-agent signing: Van Riemsdyk was expected to be one of the top college free agents after the season, but teams backed off after he suffered a serious ankle injury. If he can return to form, the Blackhawks may have gotten a steal in signing him. He's the younger brother of James van Riemsdyk, who plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Other notables: Matt Carey (forward), Chris Calnan (forward), Phillip Danault (forward), Carl Dahlstrom (defenseman), Dillon Fournier (defenseman), John Hayden (forward), Garret Ross (forward), Kent Simpson (goaltender).

Blackhawks draft review: 2011 class

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Brandon Saad Paul Bereswill/Getty ImagesBrandon Saad, a second-round draft pick in 2011, has emerged as a key player for the Blackhawks.
Stan Bowman will enter his fifth draft as the Chicago Blackhawks general manager later this week. Leading up to the 2014 NHL draft on Friday, we'll take a look at each of Bowman's first four draft classes, analyze how he's done so far in his tenure and glance ahead to where he may look to improve the Blackhawks in this year's draft.

The series continues Tuesday with the Blackhawks' 2011 draft:

Mark McNeill, forward, first round, No. 18 overall: McNeill had a solid first full professional season this past year. The Blackhawks like his potential as a powerful winger. He could get his first taste of the NHL next season.

Phillip Danault, forward: first round, No. 26 overall: Danault had some ups and downs in his first full professional season. It may take some time, but he could replace someone like Marcus Kruger as a defensive-minded forward down the line.

Adam Clendening, defenseman, second round, No. 36 overall: Clendening is getting closer to the NHL. His offensive game is ready and he's been working on the defensive side. He should make his NHL debut next season.

Brandon Saad, forward, second round, No. 43 overall: Saad headlines this draft class for the Blackhawks. He already has two NHL seasons under his belt and could be a big-time player if he continues to progress as he has. He and Patrick Kane could have a long future together on the same line.

Michael Paliotta, defenseman, third round, No. 70 overall: Paliotta finished up his junior season at Vermont this year. He had five goals and 22 assists in 38 games as a junior. The Blackhawks were pleased with his season.

Klas Dahlbeck, defenseman, third round, No. 79 overall: Dahlbeck has come along nicely for the Blackhawks. He improved his offensive game this past season. He didn't appear in any game, but he practiced with the Blackhawks throughout the playoffs. He could also be on the verge of the NHL.

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Cal Sport Media/AP ImagesThe Blackhawks have already committed to 2011 fifth-round pick Andrew Shaw, signing him to an extension this season.
Maxim Shalunov, forward, fourth round, No. 109 overall: Shalunov has shown glimpses of his potential, but he hasn't been able to put it together yet. He was signed to an AHL contract this past season and spent most of the year in the ECHL.

Andrew Shaw, forward, fifth round, No. 139 overall: The Blackhawks hit the jackpot with Shaw in the fifth round. He's given them a consistent third-line center the past two seasons. They signed him to an extension this past season.

Sam Jardine, defenseman, sixth round, No. 169 overall: Jardine completed his sophomore season at Ohio State this year. He had one goal, 12 assists, 35 blocks and a plus-7 rating in 36 games. His season was described as "solid" by Blackhawks assistant general manager Norm Maciver.

Alex Broadhurst, forward, seventh round, No. 199 overall: Broadhurst made a smooth transition to the AHL from juniors this past season. He had 16 goals and 29 assists in 75 games for the Rockford IceHogs. He was even called up to the NHL for one day.

Johan Mattsson, goaltender, seventh round, No. 211 overall: The Blackhawks did not sign Mattsson. He played last season in Sweden.

Draft outlook: This is a class Bowman can really hang his hat on. It has the potential to be one of the Blackhawks' deepest draft classes. Saad and Shaw have already found spots in the NHL. Clendening, Dahlbeck and McNeill should see NHL time next season. If Broadhurst and Danault continue to develop, there is a potential for at least seven NHL players in this class.

Blackhawks recall 13 from Rockford

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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks recalled 13 players Monday from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.

The players included forwards Drew LeBlanc, Mark McNeill, Phillip Danault, Ryan Hartman, Brad Mills, Terry Broadhurst, Alex Broadhurst, Brandon Mashinter and Garret Ross; defensemen Adam Clendening, Brian Connelly and Mathieu Brisebois; and goaltender Kent Simpson.

Clendening, 21, led the IceHogs with 59 points this season. He had 12 goals, 47 assists and a plus-5 rating in 74 games. He was selected in the second round of the 2011 draft by the Blackhawks.

Alex Broadhurst, 21, was third on the team with 45 points. He had 16 goals, 29 assists and a minus-1 rating in 75 games. He was selected in the seventh round of the 2011 draft by the Blackhawks.

Terry Broadhurst, 25, was fourth on the team with 44 points. He had 16 goals, 28 assists and a plus-10 rating in 73 games. He was signed as a free agent on March 19, 2012.

McNeill, 21, had 18 goals, 19 assists and a minus-12 rating in 76 games. He was selected in the first round of the 2011 draft by the Blackhawks.

Connelly, 27, had three goals, five assists and a minus-12 rating in 16 games for the IceHogs. He was acquired in a trade with the Minnesota Wild on Feb. 26.

Mashinter, 25, had 14 goals, 14 assists and a minus-8 rating in 47 games for the IceHogs. He was acquired in a trade with the New York Rangers on Dec. 6, 2013.

Ross, 21, had 15 goals, 19 assists and a plus-12 rating in 74 games. He was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 draft by the Blackhawks.

Danault, 21, had six goals, 26 assists and a plus-11 rating in 72 games. He was selected in the first round of the 2011 draft by the Blackhawks.

LeBlanc, 24, had seven goals, 15 assists and a minus-4 rating in 76 games. He was signed as a free agent on April 12, 2013.

Mills, 30, had eight goals, six assists and a minus-5 rating in 28 games for the IceHogs. He also had zero points and a minus-1 rating in three games for the Blackhawks this season. He was signed as a free agent on Oct. 25, 2013.

Brisebois, 22, had two goals, five assists and a minus-1 rating in 13 games for the IceHogs. He was acquired in a trade with the Phoenix Coyotes on March 4.

Hartman, 19, had three goals, four assists and a minus-1 rating in nine games for the IceHogs. He also played in the OHL this season. He was selected in the first round of the 2013 draft by the Blackhawks.

Prospect watch: 5 players to Frozen Four

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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.

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Prospect watch: Pirri AHL All-Star MVP

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Here’s a look at how some of the Chicago Blackhawks prospects are doing throughout the world:

Brandon Pirri, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted second round in 2009: The 22-year-old Pirri was named the MVP of the AHL All-Star Game Classic after having two goals and an assist in a 7-2 win over Färjestad BK on Wednesday. He also has one goal and one assist in two games for the IceHogs since being reassigned from the Blackhawks last week.

Jeremy Morin, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), acquired via trade in 2010: The 22-year-old Morin recorded his first professional hat track in the IceHogs’ 8-3 win over the Iowa Wild on Saturday. He also added an assist in the victory. He has six goals and three assists in his last six games. He had 15 goals and 16 assists in 35 games this season.

Ryan Hartman, forward, Plymouth Whalers (OHL), drafted first round in 2013: The 19-year-old Hartman is on a five-game points streak. He has six goals and one assist during the streak. He’s come on again after having just three points in his previous eight games. He has 19 goals, 17 assists, and a minus-16 rating in 38 games this season.

Teuvo Teravainen, forward, Jokerit (Finland), drafted first round in 2012: The 19-year-old Teravainen pushed his points streak to 11 games with an assist in Jokerit’s 4-2 loss to Porin Assat on Tuesday. He has 20 points during the streak and leads Jokerit with 37 points, which includes five goals and 32 assists, in 40 games this season.

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Prospect watch: First-round picks producing

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Here’s a look at how some of the Chicago Blackhawks' prospects are doing throughout the world:

Ryan Hartman, F, Plymouth Whalers (OHL), drafted 1st round in 2013: The 19-year-old regained his scoring touch in the Whalers’ last two games with a goal against the Kingston Frontenacs on Jan. 31 and two goals against the Belleville Bulls on Feb. 1. Those were his first goals since Dec. 14. He has 16 goals, 16 assists and a minus-18 rating in 35 games this season.

Kevin Hayes, F, Boston College (NCAA), drafted 1st round in 2010: The 21-year-old senior had his points streak snapped at 12 games in Boston College’s 2-0 win over Providence on Jan. 31. He had a goal in a 3-1 win over Boston University on Monday. He has 20 goals, 26 assists and a plus-25 rating in 27 games this season.

Teuvo Teravainen, F, Jokerit (Finland), drafted 1st round in 2012: Teravainen, 19, is the hottest player in the system. He recently had two assists in Jokerit’s 4-2 win over SaiPa Lappeenranta, one assist in a 2-1 shootout loss to JYP Jyvaskyla and one assist in a 3-2 overtime win over Ilves Tampere. He has 18 points over the last nine games and leads Jokerit with 35 points in 38 games.

Mark McNeill, F, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 1st round in 2011: The 20-year-old had a goal and two assists in the IceHogs’ 6-4 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs on Tuesday. He has 13 goals, 12 assists and a minus-eight rating in 49 games this season.

Adam Clendening, D, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 2nd round in 2011: Clendening had two assists and a plus-four rating in the IceHogs’ win over the Bulldogs on Tuesday. the 21-year-old has six goals, 29 assists and a plus-five rating in 48 games this season.

Dillon Fournier, D, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL), drafted 2nd round in 2012: The 19-year-old Fournier hasn’t played since Dec. 29 because of an upper-body injury. He has 13 goals, 19 assists and a plus-10 rating in 36 games this season.

Tyler Motte, F, Michigan (NCAA), drafted 4th round in 2013: Motte, a freshman, scored a goal in each of Michigan’s wins over Wisconsin last weekend. the 18-year-old has seven goals, four assists, 68 shots and a plus-nine rating in 22 games this season.

Travis Brown, D, Victoria Royals (WHL), drafted 5th round in 2012: The 19-year-old Brown’s offensive production has slowed down over the last few months. He had nine goals and 24 assists by the end of November. Since then, he’s had one goal and nine assists. He does have an assist in two of his last three games. He has 10 goals, 33 assists and a minus-26 rating in 54 games this season. He’s had one goal, four assists and a plus-six rating since being traded to the Royals last month.

Maxim Shalunov, F, Toledo Walleye (ECHL), drafted 4th round in 2011: Shalunov has scored goals in four of his last five games. The 21-year-old has nine goals and one assists in 14 games for the Walleye.

Alex Broadhurst, F, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 7th round in 2011: The 20-year-old has two goals and three assists over the last four games. He has nine goals, 17 assists and a minus-six rating in 48 games this season.

Brandon Mashinter, F, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), acquired in trade in 2013: Mashinter, 25, scored three goals in the last two games. He has seven goals and five assists in 20 games since joining the IceHogs.

Robin Press, D, Sodertalje SK (Sweden), drafted 7th round in 2013: The 19-year-old has three goals, five assists and a plus-one rating in 41 games this season.

Kirill Gotovets, D, Cornell (NCAA), acquired in trade in 2013: Gotovets, a 22-year-old senior, has three assists, a plus-five rating and 43 blocked shots in 21 games this season.

Mac Carruth, G, Toledo Walleye (ECHL), drafted 7th round in 2010: The 21-year-old Carruth has had a save percentage of .917 or higher in each of his last five games. He’s 7-10-0 with a 3.05 goals-against average and .907 save percentage in 18 games for the Walleye.

Sam Jardine, D, Ohio State (NCAA), drafted 6th round in 2011: The 20-year-old sophomore has nine assists, a plus-five rating and 25 blocked shots in 23 games this season.

Prospect watch: Hayes' streak reaches 12

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Here’s a look at how some of the Chicago Blackhawks' prospects are faring throughout the world:

Kevin Hayes, F, Boston College (NCAA), drafted 1st round in 2010: The 21-year-old senior pushed his points streak to 12 games last week. He had two goals in a 3-2 win over Penn State on Saturday and has 13 goals and 14 assists since his streak began on Nov. 29.

Teuvo Teravainen, F, Jokerit (Finland), drafted 1st round in 2012: The 19-year-old Teravainen continued to pile up points last week. He had three assists in Jokerit’s 7-1 win over TPS Turku on Saturday. He has 14 points in the last six games and leads Jokerit with 31 points in 35 games.

Jeremy Morin, F, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), acquired via trade in 2010: Morin, 22, had two goals and seven shots on net in the IceHogs’ 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Admirals on Sunday. He has 11 goals, 13 assists and 133 shots on goal in 30 games this season.

Adam Clendening, D, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 2nd round in 2011: The 21-year-old leads the IceHogs with 33 points. He has six goals, 27 assists and a plus-two rating in 45 games this season. He had a goal in the IceHogs’ win Sunday.

Maxim Shalunov, F, Toledo Walleye (ECHL), drafted 4th round in 2011: The 21-year-old Shalunov had the game-winning goal in the Walleye’s 3-2 win over the Evansville IceMen on Wednesday and also had two goals in their 4-2 win over the Greenville Road Warriors on Sunday. He was recently loaned to the Walleye. He has seven goals and one assist in 11 games with Toledo this season.

Mac Carruth, G, Toledo Walleye (ECHL), drafted 7th round in 2010: Carruth, 21, made 30 saves on 32 shots in a win over Evansville on Wednesday, 25 saves on 27 shots in a win over Greenville on Sunday and 35 saves on 38 shots in a loss to Reading on Saturday. He is 6-9-0 with a 3.12 goals-against average and .905 save percentage in 16 games in Toledo this season.

Alex Broadhurst, F, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 7th round in 2011: The 20-year-old had a goal and an assist in the IceHogs’ win over Milwaukee on Sunday. He has eight goals and 15 assists in 45 games this season.

Anthony Louis, F, Miami Ohio (NCAA), drafted 6th round in 2013: The 18-year-old freshman had one goal and two assists in Miami’s 6-1 win over Colorado College on Saturday. He has five goals and eight assists in 23 games this season.

Ryan Hartman, F, Plymouth Whalers (OHL), drafted 1st round in 2013: Hartman’s production hasn’t been at the same level since he returned from an injury and the World Junior Championship in early January. The 19-year-old had zero goals, three assists and a minus-two rating in eight games this month. He has 13 goals, 16 assists and a minus-18 rating in 33 games this season.

Sam Jardine, D, Ohio State (NCAA), drafted 6th round in 2011: The 20-year-old sophomore had two assists, one block and a plus-two rating in Ohio State’s 3-1 win over Wisconsin on Saturday. He has eight assists, 23 blocks and a plus-two rating in 21 games this season.

Vince Hinostroza, F, Notre Dame (NCAA), drafted 6th round in 2012: Hinostroza, a 19-year-old freshman, had a goal and an assist in the Fighting Irish’s 3-0 win over Northeastern on Saturday. He’s tied for second on the team with 22 points. He has six goals and 16 assists in 19 games.

Michael Paliotta, D, Vermont (NCAA), drafted 3rd round in 2011: Paliotta, a junior, has seven assists in his last six games. The 20-year-old has three goals, 16 assists and 34 blocks in 25 games this season.

Prospect Watch: Broadhurst excelling

November, 21, 2013
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Alex Broadhurst, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Broadhurst was rewarded for his play this season when he was called up to the Blackhawks last week. He was reassigned back to the IceHogs on the same day, but he hasn't let that affect him with three points in his last three games. He has five goals and nine assists on the season and is second on the team with 14 points.

Drew LeBlanc, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
LeBlanc had a goal and an assist in the IceHogs' 4-2 loss to the Abbotsford Heat on Wednesday, snapping a streak of seven games without a point. He has four goals and five assists on the season.

Brandon Whitney, goaltender, Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
Whitney hasn't been getting much help defensively this season, and his goals-against average has paid for it. He has a 3.62 goals-against average and .896 save percentage. He's faced 30-plus shots in six starts in November. He made 46 saves in a 5-2 loss to Val-d'Or on Nov. 6. He's given up just two goals in his last two starts and made a combined 69 saves in the two games.

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Hawks recall Broadhurst; Handzus to IR

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CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks recalled forward Alex Broadhurst from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL and placed forward Michal Handzus on injured reserve Thursday.

The 20-year-old Broadhurst has 11 points -- four goals and seven assists -- in 16 games this season, his first with the IceHogs. He was drafted by the Blackhawks in the seventh round of the 2011 draft. He is from the Chicago suburb of New Lenox, Ill.

Handzus has been out of the Blackhawks’ lineup since Oct. 24 due to an upper-body injury. He has three points in nine games this season.

Prospect watch: Hinostroza among top frosh

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Vince Hinostroza, forward, Notre Dame (NCAA)
Hinostroza has been one of the nation’s top freshmen. He leads Notre Dame and is tied for 13th in the nation with eight points. He has three goals and five assists. He had an assist in each of Notre Dame’s two games against Minnesota Duluth last weekend. The Fighting Irish are ranked No. 2 in the country by USCHO.com.

Antti Raanta, goaltender, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Raanta appears to have found a comfort level after making the transition to North American hockey this season from Finland. He’s allowed a total of five goals in the last three games and has stopped 97-of-102 shots during that span. He’s coming off a 46-save performance in a 4-2 win over the Texas Stars on Sunday.

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