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Prospect watch: Ross on tear for IceHogs

December, 11, 2014
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Here’s a look at how some of the Chicago Blackhawks' prospects are doing throughout the world:

Garret Ross, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted fifth round in 2012
Ross, 22, has come up huge for the IceHogs as they have dealt with some injuries and players being recalled by the Blackhawks. He has scored five goals over the last four games. He especially lit the lamp Sunday as he scored three goals in a 5-4 win over the Lake Erie Monsters. He added another goal in a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Admirals on Wednesday. He has 18 points and a team-leading 11 goals in 26 games.

TJ Brennan, defenseman, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), acquired from Islanders in 2014
Brennan, 25, just continues to produce. After having three goals and 12 assists in November, he’s already accumulated two goals and two assists in December. He scored the game-winning goal to beat the Admirals on Wednesday. He has six goals and a team-leading 15 assists and 21 points.

Teuvo Teravainen, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted first round in 2012
The 20-year-old Teravainen, the Blackhawks’ top prospect, has produced more consistently in the last few weeks. He has registered points in five of the last seven games and has seven points during that span. He’s been showing off his distributing skills and has six assists since Nov. 26. He has three goals and 14 assists for the season. He’s third on the team with 17 points.

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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.

Prospect watch: Teravainen, Brennan contributing for IceHogs

November, 18, 2014
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Teuvo TeravainenSteve Babineau/NHLI/Getty ImagesTeuvo Teravainen has been producing more in recent games for the IceHogs.
Here’s a look at how some of the Chicago Blackhawks’ prospects are doing throughout the world:

Teuvo Teravainen, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted 1st round in 2012
Teravainen, 20, has been producing more in recent games. He had the team’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday and two primary assists in their win over the Texas Stars on Sunday. He has two goals and eight assists in 14 games this season.

TJ Brennan, defenseman, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), acquired in trade in 2014
Brennan, 25, has recorded points in seven of the last eight games. He had a goal and an assist in the IceHogs’ 3-2 win over the Stars on Sunday. He has two goals and eight assists over the last eight games. He leads the IceHogs as a plus-12.

Mark McNeill, forward, Rockford IceHogs (NCAA), drafted 1st round in 2011
McNeill, 21, sat out the IceHogs’ last game against the Texas Stars due to a lower-body injury. He suffered the injury Saturday. He is considered day-to-day. He leads the IceHogs with nine goals and 16 points.

Anthony Louis, forward, Miami Ohio (NCAA), drafted 6th round in 2013
Louis, a sophomore, had a goal and an assist against North Dakota last weekend. He has two goals and seven assists and is a plus-2 in 12 games this season. Miami Ohio is 8-4-0 and ranked No. 7 in the country by USCHO.com.

John Hayden, forward, Yale (NCAA), drafted 3rd round in 2013
Hayden, a sophomore, had two assists in Yale’s 4-1 win over Dartmouth on Friday and sat out Saturday’s game against Harvard. The school does not disclose injuries, according to a spokesperson. Hayden leads Yale with six points, which includes one goal and five assists.

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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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