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POSTED ON Monday, 06.18.2012 / 1:53 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Alex Broadhurst (left) and Michael Paliotta were invited to Team USA's Evaluation Camp later this summer.

Two Blackhawks prospects from the 2011 draft class have been invited to Team USA's Evaluation Camp, which will take place from Aug. 4-11 in Lake Placid, N.Y. Defenseman Michael Paliotta (70th overall) from Westport, Conn., and center Alex Broadhurst (199th overall) from Orland Park, Ill., both received invitations to attend development camp for the first time.

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POSTED ON Friday, 06.15.2012 / 1:17 PM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog


With their second-to-last pick of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, the Chicago Blackhawks selected goaltender named Dominik Hasek 207th overall. This 10th-rounder would go on to win six Vezina Trophies and two Hart trophies in Buffalo, and a Stanley Cup with Detroit.

In the history of the draft, the Blackhawks have found their share of gems, players that were selected in the later rounds but would go on to make substantial impacts on the team. Here's a look at the biggest steals in Blackhawks draft history.

1. Steve Larmer—selected in the sixth round (120th overall) in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal.

Steve Larmer snuck under the radar in 1980 when he was selected in the sixth round, but now ranks in the Blackhawks' top-five in points (923), goals (406) and assists (517). He won the Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year in 1983. Larmer played in 891 games in 12 seasons with the Blackhawks, placing him at No. 7 on the franchise leaderboard for games played in a Blackhawks sweater.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 06.14.2012 / 9:58 AM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Every week, the Blackhawks Blog will feature fan tweets that reply to our official Twitter account @NHLBlackhawks mixed in with the tweets from some Blackhawks themselves! Send us your thoughts on the Blackhawks’ players, games and more, and you could be a contributor to our next “Tweet Sheet.”
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POSTED ON Tuesday, 06.12.2012 / 1:31 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Before the Blackhawks take the podium to announce the 18th overall selection of the 2012 NHL Draft, the Blackhawks Blog takes you through the history of the team's greatest draft picks, and how they spent their time in the Blackhawks sweater.

C Jeremy Roenick - Selected 8th overall in the 1988 Entry Draft

One of the greatest American-born goalscorers in franchise and league history, Roenick was an undisputed gem for the Blackhawks, who selected him in the first round of the 1988 Entry Draft.

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POSTED ON Monday, 06.11.2012 / 10:08 AM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Before the Blackhawks take the podium to announce the 18th overall selection of the 2012 NHL Draft, the Blackhawks Blog takes you through the history of the team's greatest draft picks, and how they spent their time in the Blackhawks sweater.

C Troy Murray - Selected 57th overall in the 1980 Entry Draft

Another great value from the 1980 Blackhawks draft class - the same one that brought Denis Savard, Steve Larmer, Steve Ludzik and Jerome Dupont to Chicago, as well - the 57th overall selection became shutdown centerman Troy Murray.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 06.09.2012 / 1:00 AM
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog
Patrick Kane's overtime winner in Game 6 gave the Blackhawks their first Stanley Cup since 1961.

The Blackhawks captured their fourth Stanley Cup on June 9, 2010, on Patrick Kane's goal 4:06 into overtime at Philadelphia. An estimated 2 million Blackhawks fans turned out two days later in downtown Chicago to honor the new champions.
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POSTED ON Friday, 06.08.2012 / 8:47 AM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog


On June 6, one of the Blackhawks' defensemen added blew out one more candle on his birthday cake. That's right, Blackhawks blueliner Niklas Hjalmarsson turned 25 on Wednesday.

As a celebration of the Swedish import's special day, we bring you The Friday Five: Niklas Hjalmarsson Edition. Swedish meatballs for all!

1. Among the 230 players drafted in the 2005 NHL Draft, Niklas Hjalmarsson is one of only nine defenseman to have played in over 260 NHL games.

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POSTED ON Friday, 06.08.2012 / 1:00 AM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Before the Blackhawks take the podium to announce the 18th overall selection of the 2012 NHL Draft, the Blackhawks Blog takes you through the history of the team's greatest draft picks, and how they spent their time in the Blackhawks sweater.

C Jonathan Toews - Selected 3rd overall in the 2006 Entry Draft

There are more chapters to be written in Jonathan Toews' career, but its difficult to imagine a scenario that worked out better than the Blackhawks' top pick in 2006. In a draft class loaded with talented forwards - Washington's Nicklas Backstrom, Toronto's Phil Kessel and Philadelphia's Claude Giroux were among others taken in 2006's first round - it could be argued that none have achieved as much as Toews has in his career.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 06.07.2012 / 9:41 AM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Every week, the Blackhawks Blog will feature fan tweets that reply to our official Twitter account @NHLBlackhawks mixed in with the tweets from some Blackhawks themselves! Send us your thoughts on the Blackhawks’ players, games and more, and you could be a contributor to our next “Tweet Sheet.”
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POSTED ON Thursday, 06.07.2012 / 1:00 AM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Before the Blackhawks take the podium to announce the 18th overall selection of the 2012 NHL Draft, the Blackhawks Blog takes you through the history of the team's greatest draft picks, and how they spent their time in the Blackhawks sweater.

LW Darcy Rota - Selected 13th overall in the 1973 Entry Draft

One of the top snipers of his draft class, Darcy Rota finished his final junior hockey season with 73 goals in 68 games for the WCJHL's Edmonton Oil Kings, and was selected by the Blackhawks with the 13th overall pick in the 1973 Entry Draft.

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