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Blackhawks draft review: 2012 class

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Teuvo TeravainenBill Smith/Getty ImagesTeuvo Teravainen saw action in three games with the Blackhawks in March.
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 Wednesday with the Blackhawks' 2012 draft:


Teuvo Teravainen, forward, first round, No. 18 overall: Teravainen has the potential to be an elite offensive player in the NHL. He's already excelled in Finland at a young age and got a taste of the NHL this past season. He's expected to start next season with the Blackhawks.

Dillon Fournier, defenseman, second round, No. 48 overall: The Blackhawks signed Fournier to a three-year entry deal this past season. He was playing well until he was injured in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season.

Chris Calnan, forward, third round, No. 79 overall: Calnan completed his freshman season at Boston College this year. He had four goals and nine assists in 37 games.

Garret Ross, forward, fifth round, No. 139 overall: Ross had a solid first professional season with 15 goals, 19 assists and he was a plus-12 in 74 games with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.

Travis Brown, defenseman, fifth round, No. 149 overall: The Blackhawks did not sign Brown. He had 53 points and was a minus-12 in 71 games in the Western Hockey League last season.

Vincent Hinostroza, forward, sixth round, No. 169 overall: Hinostroza had a strong freshman season at Notre Dame with eight goals, 24 assists and a plus-six rating in 34 games. He was third on the Irish in points.

Brandon Whitney, goaltender, seventh round, No. 191 overall: The Blackhawks did not sign Whitney. He suffered a serious throat injury this past season. He was 13-18-7 with a 3.25 goals-against average and .906 save percentage in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Matt Tomkins, goaltender, seventh round, No. 199 overall: Tomkins missed some time due to an injury as a freshman at Ohio State this past season. He went 6-7-2 with a 2.78 goals-against average and .911 save percentage in 17 game.

Draft outlook: The Blackhawks will feel great about this draft if Teravainen is the real deal, especially getting him at No. 18. It's still early to tell about most of the other players. Ross and Fournier are further along than most. Not signing Brown and Whitney aren't huge deals because where they were drafted. Calnan, Hinostroza and Tomkins showed some potential as freshmen.

Hawks sign defenseman prospect Fournier

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday they signed defenseman Dillon Fournier to an three-year entry-level contract.

The 19-year-old Fournier was selected by the Blackhawks in the second round as the 48th overall pick of the 2012 NHL draft.

Fournier has 13 goals, 19 assists and a plus-10 rating in 36 games this season for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He hasn’t played since Dec. 29 due to an upper-body injury.

Fournier has 31 goals, 77 assists and a plus-19 rating in 207 career QMJHL games over the past four seasons.

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: Whitney has surgery

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

Brandon Whitney, goaltender, Victoriaville Tigres (QJMHL), drafted seventh round in 2012: The 19-year-old Whitney suffered four fractures near his larynx and underwent successful surgery last week after taking a puck to his throat during a practice, according to a Tigres’ news release. He was coming off shutouts in two of his previous three games. He’s 12-22-0 with a 3.23 goals-against average and .907 save percentage this season.

Kevin Hayes, forward, Boston College (NCAA), drafted first round in 2010: The 21-year-old Hayes, a senior, has been one of the Blackhawks’ hottest prospects this season. He’s currently on an eight-game points streak dating back to Nov. 29. He has seven goals and 10 assists during that span. He had a goal and an assist in Boston College’s 3-3 tie with Brown on Saturday and a goal and two assists in its 5-2 win over Providence on Friday. He’s third in the country with 35 points.

Teuvo Teravainen, forward, Jokerit (Finland), drafted 1st round in 2012: The 19-year-old Teravainen continued his hot roll in his first game back with Jokerit after dominating the World Junior Championship. He had three assists in Jokerit’s 4-3 win over Espoo Blues on Friday.

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Prospect Watch: Clendening leading IceHogs

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Here’s an update on how some of the Chicago Blackhawks’ prospects are doing this season:

Adam Clendening, defenseman, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Clendening leads the IceHogs and is third among the AHL’s defensemen with 23 points. He has four goals, 19 assists and a plus-three rating on the season. He’s currently on a four-game points streak and has five points during that span.

Dillon Fournier, defenseman, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
Fournier has one goal and three assists over his last three games. He has 10 goals, 17 assists and a plus-17 rating in 32 games this season. He leads the Huskies’ defensemen and seventh in the league among defensemen with 27 points.

Terry Broadhurst, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Broadhurst has moved into second place on the IceHogs with 19 points. He has points in three of his last four games.

Brandon Pirri, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Pirri has accumulated one goal and four assists in five games since being reassigned from the Blackhawks. He’s had two games of two assists.

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Prospect Watch: Two vying for U.S. juniors

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Here is a look at how some of the Chicago Blackhawks' prospects are doing:

Tyler Motte, forward, Michigan (NCAA)
Motte, a freshman, was one of two Blackhawks’ prospects to be named to the U.S. National Junior Team 26-play preliminary roster for the World Junior Championship on Wednesday. The roster will be cut to 23 players after an upcoming training camp. Motte has five goals and two assists in 13 games this season.

Ryan Hartman, forward, Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
Hartman was also named the U.S. National Junior Team preliminary roster. Hartman missed three more games last week due to an upper-body injury. He hasn’t played since Nov. 9. He has 10 goals and 11 assists in 20 games this season.

Kyle Beach, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Beach, a 2008 first-round pick, had one of his finest games with the organization on Saturday. He scored three goals, including the game-winner, to defeat the Chicago Wolves 4-3 in Rockford. Beach has been a frequent healthy scratch for the IceHogs since returning from Sweden in October. He was even scratched against the Wolves on Friday. The three goals were the first three of his season. He’s played six games this season.

Kent Simpson, goaltender, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Simpson became the IceHogs’ No. 1 goaltender when Antti Raanta was recalled by the Blackhawks last month. Since Raanta left, Simpson has gone 3-2 with a 2.60 goals-against average and .903 save percentage. Of the 13 goals Simpson has allowed in the last five games, seven were at even strength.

Terry Broadhurst, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Broadhurst accumulated three points in two games against the Wolves over the weekend. He scored the team’s lone goal on Friday and added two assists on Saturday. He has six goals and 10 assists on the season. He’s tied with his brother, Alex, for second on the team with 16 points.

Dillon Fournier, defenseman, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
Fournier had a goal and two assists in Rouyn-Noranda’s 5-3 win over the Saint John Sea Dogs on Saturday. He has nine goals, 14 assists and a plus-13 rating in 27 games this season.

Michael Paliotta, defenseman, Vermont (NCAA)
Paliotta, a senior, has been on a roll the last few weeks. He’s recorded points in the Catamounts’ last four games. He had a goal in Vermont’s 3-2 win over Maine on Friday and an assist in a 5-2 win over Maine on Saturday. He’s had five points in the last four games. He has one goal and five assists on the season.

Stephen Johns, defenseman, Notre Dame (NCAA)
Johns, a senior, had a goal in each of the Fighting Irish’s games over the weekend. He scored in Notre Dame’s 5-2 win over Alabama-Huntsville on Friday and in their 3-2 loss to Northeastern on Saturday. He has four goals and five assists on the season.

Kevin Hayes, forward, Boston College (NCAA)
Hayes, a senior, scored two goals and had an assist in Boston College’s 5-4 loss to Holy Cross on Friday. He has eight goals and 13 assists on the season and is second on the team with 21 points.

Matt Tomkins, goaltender, Ohio State (NCAA)
Tomkins, a freshman, hasn’t played for the Buckeyes since suffering a lower-body injury in the first period against Niagara on Nov. 9. He has a 2.76 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in nine games.

Hawks Prospect Watch: Motte earns Big Ten honor

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Tyler Motte, forward, Michigan (NCAA)
Motte, a freshman, was awarded the Big Ten’s second star of the week after he had a goal and two assists against Niagara on Friday. It was the first multi-point game of his career. He has five goals and two assists in 11 games.

Ryan Hartman, forward, Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
Hartman has missed the Whalers’ last five games and is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury, according to a Whalers’ spokesperson. He hasn’t played since Nov. 9. He is tied for a team-leading 21 points. He has 10 goals and 11 assists in 20 games.

Teuvo Teravainen, forward, Jokerit (SM-liiga)
Teravainen had two assists in Jokerit’s last three games. He has three goals and 12 assists in 21 games this season.

Klas Dahlbeck, defenseman, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Dahlbeck scored the game-winning goal in the IceHogs’ 4-3 win over the Charlotte Checkers on Sunday. Dahlbeck also led the team with five shots on goal. He has six goals and six assists in 21 games this season.

Michael Paliotta, defenseman, Vermont (NCAA)
Paliotta, a junior, tallied a total of three assists in the Catamounts’ two weekend wins over Massachusetts. He has four assists in 11 games this season.

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Prospect watch: Clendening adding points

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Here is our weekly update on how some of the Chicago Blackhawks' prospects are doing this season:

Adam Clendening, defenseman, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Clendening has brought consistent offense to the IceHogs all season. He’s registered points in 10 of 14 games. He scored a goal in the IceHogs’ 6-2 loss to the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday. He has three goals and 10 assists on the season. He also has a plus-3 rating.

Mac Carruth, goaltender, Toledo Walleye (ECHL)
Carruth should probably be up in Rockford, but he’s down in Toledo due to numbers. He’s showcased his talent in the ECHL and has a 3-2-0 record with a 2.18 goals-against average and .931 save percentage this season.

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Prospect watch: Hinostroza among top frosh

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Here is our weekly update on how some of the Chicago Blackhawks' prospects are doing throughout the world:

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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Hawks prospect watch: Teravainen rolling

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Here are some updates on how Chicago Blackhawks' prospects are doing throughout the world:

Teuvo Teravaien, forward, Jokerit (SM-liiga in Finland)
Teravainen, the Blackhawks' 2012 first-round pick, broke out of his offensive slump in Jokerit's past two games. After having just two points through nine games, he dished out three assists in Jokerit's 4-2 win over HIFK Helsinki on Friday and had a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win over KalPa Kuopio on Tuesday.

Joakim Nordstrom, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Nordstrom, a 2010 third-round pick, hasn’t played for the IceHogs since being sent down from the Blackhawks due to a lower-body injury. Nordstrom was assigned to the IceHogs on Sunday after appearing in the Blackhawks' first eight games. The IceHogs are hopeful he will play this weekend, according to a team spokesperson.

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Blackhawks make first roster cuts

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The Chicago Blackhawks made their first training camp cuts on Tuesday and reduced their roster from 56 to 47 players.

The Blackhawks assigned forward David Gilbert to the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL and defensemen Dillon Fournier and Travis Brown and goaltender Brandon Whitney to their respective junior teams. They also released forwards Wade Brookbank and Pat Mullane and defensemen Joe Gleason, Jared Nightingale and Bobby Shea from training camp.

The Blackhawks' active roster now includes 28 forwards, 14 defensemen and five goaltenders leading into their preseason opener against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

Prospects watch: Danault, Ross impress

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Here's a look at some of the prospects in the Chicago Blackhawks' system:

Garrett Ross, left wing: Drafted in the fifth round in 2012, the 20-year-old Ross has been scoring goals at a high rate for the Saginaw Spirit in the Ontario Hockey League. He ranks fifth in the league with 43 goals in 59 games. He scored 12 goals in February and has three goals in five games in March. He also has 45 assists.

Phillip Danault, center: The No. 26 overall pick in 2011, the 20-year-old Danault continues to be on a tear for the Moncton Wildcats in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He has 35 points in 23 games since being traded to the Wildcats. He had three goals and 13 assists in February, and he already has three goals and two assists in five games in March. He recently had a nine-game points streak snapped.

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