Today the Chicago Blackhawks inked Alex Broadhurst to an entry level contract. Broadhurst is a hometown boy from Oak Lawn, Illinois who has played for the Chicago Chill, Chicago Mission and Team Illinois. Alex was a 7th round (199th overall) pick by the Blackhawks in 2011. He is a smaller player at 5-11 174 lbs. which is something he needs to overcome, but with his speed and offensive creativity, this shouldn’t be a hindrance.
Currently Broadhurt is playing in the OHL for the London Knights, the same team that current star Patrick Kane played for. This season he played in 65 games, scored 23 goals and added 40 helpers, accruing 63 points and was a +30.
Below is the link from HockeyFutures.com which includes Alex Broadhurt’s full playing overview.
Posted in AHL, College, NHL, Western Conference
Tagged Alex Broadhurst, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Chill, Chicago Mission, Green Bay Blizzard, London Knights, OHL, Patrick Kane, Team Illinois
The 2014 NHL Draft is closer than it appears. The draft is being held in Philadelphia in June. Here is the Top five picks according to http://www.draftsite.com
1. Florida – Sam Reinhardt – Kootenay (WHL)
2. Colorado – Aaron Ekbald – Barrie (OHL)
3. Tampa Bay – William Alterlius-Nylander – Sodertalje SK (Allsvenskam)
4. Calgary – Roland McKeown – Kingston (OHL)
5. Philadelphia – Jake Virtanen – Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
In the first round there are 11 different hockey leagues that the teams are expected to pull from. Here are all the leagues and the number of expectant players.
OHL (13), WHL (6), Canada and Allsvenskan (3), SEL and QMJHL (2), USHL, GOJHL, USAH-NTDP, Sweden and SM-liiga (1). The Left Wing position looks to be the most drafted with nine players, followed by Center with eight, defense with seven and right wing with six.
Rounds one and two will start with the Florida Panthers and end with the Chicago Blackhawks. Round two featured some trades. Boston received the 39th overall pick from the New York Islanders for the rights to Tim Thomas. Buffalo received the 45th pick from Los Angeles for Robyn Regehr, as well as the 53rd pick from Minnesota for Matt Hackett, and Johan Larsson. Finally San Jose received the the 45th pick from New York for Ryan Clowe.
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Posted in AHL, Eastern Conference, NHL, Uncategorized, Western Conference
Tagged Aaron Ekbald, Allsvenskan, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Canada, Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, GOJHL, Jake Virtanen, Minnesota Wild, New York Islanders, OHL, Philidelphia Flyers, QMJHL, Roland McKeown, Sam Reinhardt, San Jose Sharks, SEL, SM-liija, Sweden, Tampa Bay Lightning, USAH-NTDP, USHL, WHL, William Alterius-Nylander