Chicago Blackhawks: Robin Press

Prospect watch: Teravainen, Brennan contributing for IceHogs

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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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Hawks prospect watch: Nordstrom named captain

October, 31, 2014
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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: Hartman lights lamp twice in season opener

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

Ryan Hartman, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted in first round in 2013
Hartman scored two goals in the IceHogs’ season-opening 3-2 loss to the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday. He had three shots on goal and finished plus-1. This will be his first full professional season.

Matt Carey, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), signed as a free agent in 2014
Carey had an assist and a team-high four shots on goal in the IceHogs’ loss to the Admirals. He was making his AHL debut.

Michael Paliotta, defenseman, Vermont (NCAA), drafted third round in 2011
Paliotta began his senior season on a high note. He had a goal and three assists and was plus-3 in Vermont’s 6-2 victory over Northeastern on Saturday.

Matt Iacopelli, forward, Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL), drafted third round in 2014
Iacopelli is tied for third in the USHL with seven points. He has six goals and one assist in seven games and has scored at least one goal in five games. He scored two goals in the Lumberjacks’ 4-3 loss to Lincoln on Saturday.

Nick Schmaltz, forward, North Dakota (NCAA), drafted first round in 2014
Schmaltz, a freshman, scored his first collegiate goal Friday in his first game. He had North Dakota’s lone tally in a 5-1 loss to Bemidji State.

Chris Calnan, forward, Boston College (NCAA), drafted third round in 2012
Calnan, a sophomore, scored a goal in Boston College’s first game of the season. Boston College lost 5-2 to UMass Lowell on Friday.

Luc Snuggerud, defenseman, Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA), drafted fifth round in 2014
Snuggerud, a freshman, had a goal and an assist Friday in his first collegiate game, helping Nebraska-Omaha to a 5-3 victory over Minnesota State. He was a minus-1 in a 4-2 loss to Minnesota State on Saturday.

Robin Press, defenseman, Sodertalje (Allsvenskan), drafted seventh round in 2013
Press continues to be one of the top offensive players in his Swedish league, where he’s second with 16 points. He has five goals, 11 assists and is plus-7 in 12 games. He extended his points streak to four games with a point Friday.

Matt Tomkins, goaltender, Ohio State (NCAA), drafted seventh round in 2012
Tomkins, a sophomore, stopped 27 of 29 shots in Ohio State’s 2-1 overtime loss to Providence on Saturday.

Sam Jardine, defenseman, Ohio State (NCAA), drafted sixth round in 2011
Jardine, a junior, had two assists, two blocks and was minus-3 in Ohio State’s 5-4 overtime victory over Providence on Friday. He had three blocks and was plus-1 in Saturday's OT loss.

Blackhawks prospect watch: defenseman Robin Press producing

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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 draft review: 2013 class

June, 26, 2014
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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 Thursday with the Blackhawks' 2013 draft:


Ryan Hartman, forward, first round, No. 30 overall: The Blackhawks signed Hartman to an entry-level contract this season, and he finished the season with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL. He’s expected to start next season there. He’s been compared to Andrew Shaw.

Carl Dahlstrom, defenseman, second round, No. 51 overall: Dahlstrom played in Sweden this past season. He had one goal and three assists in 18 games.

John Hayden, forward, third round, No. 74 overall: Hayden was a freshman at Yale this past season. He had six goals, 10 assists and was a minus-3 in 33 games.

Robin Norell, defenseman, fourth round, No. 111 overall: Norell played in Sweden this past season. He also played for Sweden in the World Junior Championship. He had one goal and was a plus-3 in seven games during the tournament.

Tyler Motte, forward, fourth round, No. 121 overall: Motte was a freshman at Michigan this past season. He had nine goals and nine assists in 34 games. He was Team USA's final cut for the World Junior Championship. Blackhawks assistant general manager Norm Maciver compared him to Ben Smith.

Luke Johnson, forward, fifth round, No. 134 overall: Johnson was a freshman at North Dakota this past season. He had eight goals, 13 assists and was a plus-9 rating in 42 games.

Anthony Louis, forward, sixth round, No. 181 overall: Louis was a freshman at Miami Ohio this past season. He had 12 goals, 13 assists and was a minus-4 rating in 36 games.

Robin Press, defenseman, seventh round, No. 211 overall: The 19-year-old Press was the third Swedish defenseman the Blackhawks took in the 2013 draft. He played in Sweden this past season.

Draft outlook: The Blackhawks drafted mostly long-term prospects in 2013. Four of the draft picks were college freshmen this past season, and all four players could stay all four years. All four freshmen showed offensive potential. Three draft picks were 19-year-old defensemen from Sweden and will be given time to develop. That leaves Hartman, who is also 19. He’s the closest to the NHL, but will likely spend the next few years developing in the AHL. It’ll be a few years before this draft class can be truly evaluated.

Prospect watch: Morin extends streak to 10

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Jeremy Morin, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), acquired via trade in 2010: The 22-year-old Morin is playing some of the best hockey of his career. He’s on a 10-game points streak, which is tied for fifth longest in the AHL this season. He has nine goals and eight assists during the streak. He had two goals and eight shots on goal in the IceHogs’ 4-1 win over the Iowa Wild on Tuesday. He has 20 goals, 21 assists and a plus-eight rating in 41 games in the AHL this season.

Brandon Pirri, forward, Rockford IceHogs (AHL), drafted second round in 2009: The 22-year-old Pirri isn’t too far behind Morin as of late. Pirri is on a seven-game points streak and has had six goals and four assists during that stretch. He has 10 goals, 13 assists and a minus-three rating in 24 games for the IceHogs this season.

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Prospect watch: First-round picks producing

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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.

Louis living out hometown dream

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CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks prospect Anthony Louis is likely years away from having a chance to play alongside his favorite player Patrick Kane, but for one day Louis looked and played a bit like Kane.

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Hawks take Illinois native Hartman at No. 30

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The Chicago Blackhawks drafted West Dundee, Ill. native and Plymouth Whalers (OHL) forward Ryan Hartman with the No. 30 overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NHL draft on Sunday.

The 18-year-old Hartman, who is 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, had 23 goals, 37 assists and a plus-29 rating in 56 games for the Whalers last season. He was ranked No. 23 among ESPN’s top-50 2013 draft prospects.

“Today's game requires a high level of grit and this American forward is the epitome of character,” ESPN’s analysis of Hartman included. “He does all the little things: blocks shots, takes a hit to make a play and will fight when the situation presents itself. He has underrated skill and with natural physical maturity he will find a way to play. He is the type of player coaches want to put into the lineup.”

During the draft, the Blackhawks traded forward Dave Bolland to the Toronto Maple Leafs for the No. 51 and No. 117 overall picks in the 2013 draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft.

The Blackhawks also acquired the No. 74 and 134 overall picks in the 2013 draft from the Winnipeg Jets for forward Michal Frolik. The Blackhawks also traded the No. 117 and 151 overall picks in the 2013 draft to the San Jose Sharks for the No. 111 overall pick in the 2013 draft and a fifth-round pick in 2014.

The Blackhawks drafted Linkoping Jr. (Sweden) defenseman Carl Dahlstrom with the No. 51 pick. The 18-year-old Dahlstrom, who is 6-foot-3 and 191 pounds, had five goals, eight assists and a plus-12 rating in 37 games for Linkoping last season.

The Blackhawks drafted USA U-18 forward John Hayden, who was born in Chicago, with the No. 74 selection. The 18-year-old Hayden had 15 goals and 14 assists in 45 games with the U.S. national team last season. He is a Yale University recruit.

The Blackhawks added a second Swedish defenseman in Robin Norell with the No. 111 pick. The 18-year-old Norell, who is 5-foot-10 and 176 pounds, had 10 goals, seven assists and a plus-16 rating in 30 games for Djurgarden U-18 (Sweden) last season.

The Blackhawks’ other draft picks included 18-year-old USHL forward Tyler Motte at No. 121, 18-year-old USHL forward Luke Johnson at No. 134, 18-year-old USHL forward Anthony Louis, who is from Winfield, Ill., at No. 181 and 18-year-old Swedish defenseman Robin Press at No. 211.

Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman was participating in his fourth draft since being named to the position in 2009. His past first-round selections were forward Teuvo Teravainen at No. 18 overall in 2012, forward Mark McNeill at No. 18 overall and forward Phillip Danault at No. 26 overall in 2011 and forward Kevin Hayes at No. 24 overall in 2010.

Two players drafted by Bowman have played in the NHL so far. Forward Brandon Saad was drafted in the second round, No. 43 overall in the 2011 draft and was a Calder Trophy finalist during the 2013 season. Forward Andrew Shaw was drafted in the fifth round, No. 139 overall in 2011 and has appeared in 85 games for the Blackhawks the past two seasons.

The Blackhawks’ 2013 Stanley Cup roster included six former first-round selections, five second-round picks, two third-round picks, five fourth-round picks, two fifth-round picks, two sixth-round picks, one seventh-round pick and four undrafted players.

The former first-round selections included Patrick Kane (No. 1 in 2007 by the Blackhawks), Jonathan Toews (No. 3 in 2006 by the Blackhawks), Michal Frolik (No. 10 in 2006 by the Florida Panthers), Marian Hossa (No. 12 in 1996 by the Ottawa Senators), Brent Seabrook (No. 14 in 2003 by the Blackhawks) and Nick Leddy (No. 16 in 2009 by Minnesota Wild).

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