Hawks draft Mark McNeil, Phillip Danault

Updated: June 25, 2011, 12:20 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

ST.PAUL, Minn. -- The Chicago Blackhawks selected forward Mark McNeil with the 18th pick in Friday's NHL draft.

"[The Blackhawks are] a really special team for sure," McNeil said. "I'm going to camp trying to make this team, but at the same time if it doesn't happen, I want to learn and take in as much as possible."

The 18-year-old formerly played for the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League. The 6-foot-2, 201-pound center had 32 goals and 49 assists for ...

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