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Prospect watch: Schmaltz scores in first game back for North Dakota

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

Nick Schmaltz, forward, North Dakota (NCAA), drafted 1st round in 2014

Schmaltz, an 18-year-old freshman, returned to North Dakota’s lineup this past weekend after missing four games with a lower-body injury. He scored a goal against Nebraska Omaha in his first game back Friday and had an assist Saturday. He has two goals and eight assists in 11 games this season.

Mike Paliotta, defenseman, Vermont (NCAA), drafted 3rd round in 2011

Paliotta, a 21-year-old senior, continued to produce over the weekend. He had a goal and two assists in Vermont’s 6-3 win over Maine on Friday and contributed another assist in a 4-1 win Saturday. He has five goals, 10 assists and is a plus-12 in 15 games this season. He’s tied for 20th in the country with 15 points.

Ville Pokka, defenseman, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), acquired from Islanders in 2014

Pokka, 20, had three goals and an assist in the IceHogs’ three games last week. He had two goals in their 6-1 win over the Iowa Wild on Wednesday and had their lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Wolves on Saturday. He has five goals, four assists and is plus-3 in 16 games this season.

TJ Brennan, defenseman, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), acquired from Islanders in 2014

Brennan, 25, took over the IceHogs’ team lead in points over the weekend. He has four goals and 13 assists on the season. He compiled three goals and 12 assists in November and is on a three-game points streak. He also leads the IceHogs as a plus-12.

Teuvo Teravainen, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 1st round in 2012

Teravainen, 20, had a goal and an assist in the IceHogs’ win over the Wild on Wednesday and had an assist Sunday. He has three goals and 10 assists and is a minus-2 in 20 games this season.

Mark McNeill, forward, Rockford IceHogs (NCAA), drafted 1st round in 2011

McNeill, 21, has missed seven consecutive games with a lower-body injury. He wasn’t expected to miss much time when he suffered the injury on Nov. 15. He has nine goals and seven assists in 15 games this season.

Stephen Johns, defenseman, Notre Dame (NCAA), drafted 2nd round in 2010

Johns, 22, sat out the IceHogs’ two weekend games with an upper-body injury. He suffered the injury against the Wild on Wednesday. He has six assists and is a plus-11 in 20 games this season.

Tyler Motte, forward, Michigan (NCAA), drafted 4th round in 2013

Motte, a 19-year-old sophomore, had a goal in a 3-2 win over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Friday and three assists in a 6-0 win Saturday. He has five goals and five assists in 12 games this season.

John Hayden, forward, Yale (NCAA), drafted 3rd round in 2013

Hayden, a 19-year-old sophomore, scored a goal in Yale’s 2-0 win over Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday. He has three goals and six assists in eight games this season.

Beau Starrett, forward, South Shore Kings (USPHL), drafted 3rd round in 2014

Starrett, 19, made his season debut on Friday. He had been out with a separated shoulder since the season began. He had an assist in each of the Kings’ two games over the weekend. He has two points in two games this season.

Fredrik Olofsson, forward, Chicago Steel (USHL), drafted 4th round in 2014

Olofsson, 18, had two assists in the Steel’s 3-2 loss to Bloomington on Saturday. He is on a four-game points streak. He has eight goals and 11 assists in 19 games this season.

Jack Ramsey, forward, Penticton Vees (BCHL), drafted 7th round in 2014

Ramsey, 19, had two goals against the Langley Rivermen on Friday. He has nine goals and 11 assists in 28 games this season.