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Prospect watch: Hinostroza, Paliotta among nation's leaders

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

Vince Hinostroza, forward, Notre Dame (NCAA), drafted 6th round in 2012

Hinostroza, a sophomore, compiled six points in two games against Maine over the weekend. He had three assists, including two primary ones, in a 4-4 tie Friday and two goals and an assist in a 5-1 win Saturday. He’s on a seven-game points streak and has 14 points during that stretch. He leads Notre Dame with 25 assists and 31 points in 30 games. He is tied for third in the country in assists and tied for 19th in points.

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

Paliotta, a senior, had two assists in a 5-2 win over New Hampshire on Friday and a goal and an assist in a 6-3 loss on Saturday. He leads Vermont with 19 assists and 27 points in 28 games. He’s third in the country in points among defensemen.

Ryan Hartman, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 1st round in 2013

Hartman, 20, had a goal, an assist and nine penalty minutes in a 7-5 loss to the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday. He has eight goals, 10 assists and is a plus-2 in 47 games this season.

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

McNeill, 21, moved into a tie with Garret Ross for a team-leading 14 goals on Saturday. McNeill scored a goal in the IceHogs’ loss to the Admirals. He has 14 goals, 11 assists and is a plus-7 in 35 games this season.

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

Johns, 22, returned to the IceHogs’ lineup on Friday after missing three-plus weeks with a lower-body injury. He also missed time earlier in the season with a head injury. He has six assists and is a plus-13 in 25 games this season.

Mac Carruth, goaltender, Indy Fuel (ECHL), drafted 7th round in 2010

Carruth, 22, extended his winning streak to nine games with two more recent victories. He had 29 saves on 32 shots in a 4-3 win over the Evansville IceMen on Friday and 24 saves on 25 shots in a 2-1 overtime win over the Kalamazoo Wings on Sunday. He’s 10-9-2-2 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in the ECHL this season.

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

Hayden, a sophomore, had a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win over Harvard on Friday and had an assist in a 6-4 loss to Dartmouth on Saturday. He has five goals, 11 assists and is a plus-4 in 20 games this season.

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

Olofsson, 18, pushed his points streak to five games over the weekend. He had a goal and an assist in two games. He has nine points during the streak. He has 18 goals, 20 assists and is a plus-9 in 36 games this season.

Ivan Nalimov, goaltender, Admiral Vladivostok (KHL), drafted 6th round in 2014

Nalimov, 20, recorded his third shutout of the season on Monday. He made 28 saves in a 3-0 win over Lokomotiv. He’s 9-10-5 with a 2.89 goals-against average and .899 save percentage this season.

Anders Nilsson, goaltender, Kazan Ak-Bars (KHL), acquired from Islanders in 2014

Nilsson, 24, made 24 saves in a 5-1 win over SKA on Monday. He improved to 18-8-7 with a 1.80 goals-against average and .933 save percentage.

Sam Jardine, defenseman, Ohio State (NCAA), drafted 6th round in 2011

Jardine, a junior, scored his first goal of the season in a loss to Minnesota on Saturday. He also had an assist against Minnesota on Friday. He has one goal, eight assists and is a minus-5 in 21 games this season. He leads the Buckeyes with 37 blocked shots.