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Last week, the Blackhawks added a new Finnish forward to the system with the 18th pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. As a friendly welcome to our new Blackhawk, the Blackhawks Blog gives you The Friday Five: The Teuvo Teräväinen edition.
Teräväinen is a few months shy of his 18th birthday, but spent the entire 2011-12 season with Helsinki's Jokerit of the top professional league in Finland. Take a look back at some of his impressive goals with the club.
1. August 28, 2011 – Teräväinen nets his first goal for Jokerit off a nice pass from teammate Jani Rita. It was Jokerit’s second goal of the night. The Helsinki squad would go on to win the game 3-0, capturing the European Trophy (Europe’s most prestigious hockey pre-season tournament).
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What began as a goofy Father's Day sentiment turned into a full-fledged corny joke free-for-all. Watch the silliness unfold as Jimmy Hayes' family, teammates and fans join in on the cheesy fun.
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Corey Crawford spends most of the game diving, stretching, lunging, and just about doing anything else to get in the way of the puck. But flying? Not yet. Crow said the superhero power he'd like to have is the ability to fly.
The Blackhawks Blog caught up with Crow to learn more about him, his favorite things, and more.
2012 Blackhawks draft pick Garret Ross, like Andrew Shaw the year before him, is a 20-year-old OHL forward who was drafted by Chicago in the fifth round in his final year of draft eligibility. Both are known as heart-and-soul players, and neither are bashful about dropping the gloves when the situation arises.
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Each week, the Blackhawks Blog will give you five stats you need to know about the Blackhawks this season. This week, we take a look at the first-round draft picks selected by the Blackhawks in the last five NHL Entry Drafts.
1. 2011: Mark McNeill (18th overall)
The Blackhawks’ first selection in last year’s NHL Entry Draft in Minneapolis, Minn. ranked second on the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders with 40 assists and third with 71 points (31G, 40A) in 67 regular-season games this season in the 2011-12 campaign.
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|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.Click here to read the full post >>
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.Read the full post >>