Chicago Blackhawks: Ivan Nalimov

Hawks prospect watch: Nordstrom named captain

October, 31, 2014
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Here’s a look at how some of the Chicago Blackhawks’ prospects are doing around the world:

Joakim Nordstrom, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 3rd round in 2010
Nordstrom, 22, was the named the IceHogs’ team captain last week. He also scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday. He has two goals and one assist in eight games this season.

Teuvo Teravainen, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 1st round in 2012
Teravainen, 20, set up both of the IceHogs’ goals in 2-1 win over Grand Rapids on Wednesday. He’s tied for second on the team with five points, which includes one goal and four assists, in eight games.

Matt Carey, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), signed as a free agent in 2014
Carey, 22, scored a goal in the IceHogs’ 2-1 win over Grand Rapids on Wednesday. He has two goals and two assists in eight games this season.

Robin Press, defenseman, Sodertalje (Allsvenskan), drafted 7th round in 2013
Press, 19, recorded his 13th assist of the season in a 3-1 loss to IF Bjorkloven on Tuesday. He has five goals and 13 assists in 19 games this season. He’s tied for third in the league in points.

Vince Hinostroza, forward, Notre Dame (NCAA), drafted 6th round in 2012
Hinostroza, a sophomore, had a goal and two assists in Notre Dame’s 7-0 win over Niagara on Saturday. He has one goal and four assists in six games this season.

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Hawks prospect watch: Oloffson earns USHL honor

October, 21, 2014
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Here’s a look at how some of the Chicago Blackhawks’ prospects are doing throughout the world:

Fredrik Olofsson, forward, Chicago Steel (USHL), drafted 4th round in 2014
Olofsson was named the USHL’s forward of the week on Monday. He scored five goals last weekend. He had a hat trick in a 4-3 win over the Bloomington Thunder on Friday and added two more goals in a 4-3 loss to the Muskegon Lumberjacks on Saturday. He also recently committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He is tied with fellow Blackhawks prospect Matheson Iacopelli for a league-leading seven goals and is tied for fifth with nine points.

Matheson Iacopelli, forward, Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL), drafted 3rd round in 2014
Iacopelli added another goal to his season tally by scoring in a 4-3 win over the Chicago Steel on Saturday. He has seven goals and eight points on the season.

Michael Paliotta, defenseman, Vermont (NCAA), drafted 3rd round in 2011
Paliotta, a senior, had a goal and an assist and was a plus-2 in Vermont’s 3-0 win over Clarkson on Saturday. He’s tied for third in the nation with seven points. He has two goals and five assists in three games. Vermont is ranked No. 17 by USCHO.com.

Peter Regin, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), acquired from the New York Islanders in 2014
Regin showed he’s motivated to get back to the NHL. He had a goal and two assists in a win over the Adirondack Flames on Friday and scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lead the IceHogs to a 2-1 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs on Saturday. He leads the IceHogs with four points, which includes two goals and two assists.

Ivan Nalimov, goaltender, Admiral Vladivostok (KHL), drafted 6th round in 2014
Nalimov had his finest game of the season on Sunday. He made 26 saves in a 1-0 shootout win over HC Sochi. He has a 2-4 record with a 3.10 goals-against average and .892 save percentage in nine games this season.

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Blackhawks prospect watch: defenseman Robin Press producing

September, 28, 2014
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Here’s a look at how some of the Chicago Blackhawks’ prospects are doing throughout the world:

Robin Press, defenseman, Sodertalje (Allsvenskan), drafted 7th round in 2013
Press, 19, is already having a breakout season. After having a total of 15 points in 51 games last season, he already has accumulated a league-leading 11 points in seven games this season. He has four goals and seven assists. He had an assist in a 3-1 win over Almtuna on Saturday.

Matt Iacopelli, forward, Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL), drafted 3rd round in 2014
Iacopelli, 20, is off to a hot start in the United States Hockey League. He’s tallied two goals and one assist in the Lumberjacks’ first two games of the season. He’s committed to Western Michigan for next year.

Carl Dahlstrom, defenseman, Linkoping (SHL), drafted 2nd round in 2013
Dahlstrom, 19, is off to a slow start. He’s a minus-6 in Linkoping’s first six games. This will be his first full season in the Swedish Hockey League. He played just 12 games last season.

Fredrik Olofsson, forward, Chicago Steel (USHL), drafted 4th round in 2014
Olofsson, 18, scored a goal in an 8-2 win over Green Bay in the Steel’s season opener on Saturday. He has committed to Colorado College for the 2015-16 season.

Ivan Nalimov, goaltender, Admiral Vladivostok (KHL), drafted 6th round in 2014
The Blackhawks envisioned Nalimov, 20, as a long-term prospect when they drafted him late this past year. He has good size at 6-foot-4 and 214 pounds. He’s appeared in four games this season. He has a 3.49 goals-against average and .880 save percentage. He stopped 38-of-42 shots in a 4-3 loss to SKA St. Petersburg in his last start.

Robin Norell, defenseman, Djurgardens (SHL), drafted 4th round in 2013
Norell, 19, will look to get his first full season with the top-level Djurgardens team this season. He’s played in six games and has one assist and is a minus-2 this season. He had an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to Orebro HK on Saturday.

Jack Ramsey, forward, Penticton Vees (BCHL), drafted 7th round in 2014
Ramsey, 18, has one goal and one assist in the first four games for the Vees in the British Columbia Hockey League. He’s committed to the University of Minnesota for the 2015-16 season.

Hawks aim for distant future in draft's Day 2

June, 28, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA -- The Chicago Blackhawks focused on their long-term future in the second day of the NHL draft Saturday.

The Blackhawks drafted seven players who are headed to college in the next two years and two European players.

“We didn’t have a number in mind [for college players,] but in general you have a little more time with those players,” Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said after the draft at the Wells Fargo Center. “You have four or five years. Some of them don’t even go to college right away.

“It’s tougher when you have a two-year window to sign a guy, you’re picking later on in the draft, sometimes they don’t define themselves by that second year and then you’ve got to make a decision -- do you sign them or not? And you lose their rights after two years.

“I think for us we’ve got a pretty full pipeline right now of young players, some have graduated to the pro level, some are rounding that point where they have a year left. The guys we draft today are further away. But we like that element of the fact that just because you have a player for four years, you don’t have to leave him there all four, but you have a little more control over it and you have more time to see which guys are going to become players.”

The Blackhawks acquired the No. 83 overall pick from the Calgary Flames in exchange for forward Brandon Bollig. The Blackhawks selected right wing Matheson Iacopelli with the pick. Iacopelli had 41 goals, 23 assists and was a plus-12 in 58 games for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League last season. He is committed to play at Western Michigan in 2015.

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