POSTED ON Monday, 11.2.2015 / 4:10 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog will highlight prospects who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college, or European teams in the previous week’s action. All prospect stats will be updated weekly throughout the 2015-16 season.

(Photo by Rudi Ayasse)

1st Star: RW Roy Radke, Barrie Colts (Ontario Hockey League)
The Line: 3GP, 4G, 1A, second hat trick of the season

Radke, the Blackhawks’ sixth-round pick this past summer, extended his point streak to four games by posting four goals and an assist in three outings with Barrie last week. The Chicago native opened the scoring in a 4-3 loss to Erie on Oct. 29, notched his second hat trick of the season in a 6-5 loss at Hamilton on Oct. 31, then picked up a helper in a 6-0 win at Mississauga on Nov. 1. Radke ranks second on the team with 10 goals and fifth with 15 points in 15 games this season.

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POSTED ON Monday, 10.26.2015 / 1:15 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog will highlight prospects who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college, or European teams in the previous week’s action. All prospect stats will be updated weekly throughout the 2015-16 season.

(Photo courtesy Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: C Tanner Kero, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line: 3GP, 3G, 1A

Kero earned CCM/AHL Player of the Week honors after posting three goals and an assist in three games last week to help the IceHogs get back to a winning record (4-3-0-0). The 23-year-old tallied twice—including the game-winner—and added a helper in a 3-2 victory over Iowa last Wednesday, then netted his sixth goal of the season in a 4-2 win over Milwaukee on Saturday. Kero currently shares ninth in the league with eight points in seven games, ranking third among AHL rookies.

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POSTED ON Monday, 10.19.2015 / 12:37 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog will highlight prospects who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college, or European teams in the previous week’s action. All prospect stats will be updated weekly throughout the 2015-16 season.

(Photo by Amber Fry)

1st Star: LW Fredrik Olofsson, University of Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC)
The Line: 2GP, 2G, 2A

Olofsson had a breakout game last Friday, posting a pair of goals and a pair of assists in Nebraska-Omaha’s 4-3 win over Vermont. The 2014 fourth-round pick tallied the Mavericks’ first two goals of the contest, then assisted on the last two. Olofsson’s five points in four games share first among college freshmen, as he continues to impress in his debut NCAA season.

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POSTED ON Monday, 10.12.2015 / 1:12 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Photo courtesy Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: C Tanner Kero, Rockford (AHL)
The Line: 2GP, 2G, 1A

The Rockford IceHogs opened their 2015-16 campaign with a decisive 4-2 victory against the San Jose Barracuda on Oct. 9, powered by the line of Tanner Kero, Jeremy Morin and Marko Dano. Kero netted the team’s first goal of the season just 1:01 into the contest and tallied on a redirect early in the third period for the eventual game-winner; he also added an assist for a career-high three points. Kero is in his first full professional campaign after joining Rockford for the tail end of 2014-15, when he scored five goals in six regular-season games.

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POSTED ON Monday, 06.1.2015 / 3:52 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / Through The Glass photo blog

The Blackhawks and Ducks staged a seven-game thriller to determine the Western Conference representative to the Stanley Cup Final, and the action included three overtime games (six overtime periods), plenty of highlight-reel plays and saves and much more. Behind the Glass takes you inside Chicago's journey to their third finals appearance in six years.

Brent Seabrook pays special attention to his sticks during practice the day before Game 1 in Anaheim. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean)


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POSTED ON Monday, 04.20.2015 / 2:35 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog will highlight prospects who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college, or European teams in the previous week’s action. All prospect stats will be updated weekly throughout the 2014-15 season.

(Brandon Anderson/Muskegon Lumberjacks)

1st Star: RW Matheson Iacopelli, Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
The Line: 3GP, 4G, 1A

Iacopelli, Chicago’s third-round draft pick in 2014, got off to a great start in the USHL playoffs, tallying four goals and one assist in Muskegon’s first three games against Youngstown, including the Game 1 overtime winner last Wednesday. Last season’s leading goal-scorer paces the league in playoff scoring so far and shares third in points. Iacopelli finished his second USHL season notched 37 points (23G, 14A) in 56 regular-season games with the Lumberjacks, who lead 2-1 in their first-round series, with Game 4 to be played on Monday evening.

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POSTED ON Monday, 04.13.2015 / 1:03 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog will highlight prospects who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college, or European teams in the previous week’s action. All prospect stats will be updated weekly throughout the 2014-15 season.

(Photo courtesy Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: RW Spencer Abbott, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line: 3GP 4G 2A

Abbott’s hot streak continued last week to help Rockford push for home ice in the playoffs, compiling four goals and two assists in three appearances. The 26-year-old led the IceHogs to a 5-3 victory over Milwaukee on Tuesday with four points (2G, 2A) in the contest, then added goals in wins over Iowa and Charlotte last weekend. Abbott has 20 points in 16 games since joining Rockford in March and leads the team with 44 points (18G, 26A) overall this season.

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POSTED ON Monday, 04.6.2015 / 1:58 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog will highlight prospects who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college, or European teams in the previous week’s action. All prospect stats will be updated weekly throughout the 2014-15 season.

(Photo courtesy Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: RW Ryan Hartman, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line: 3GP, 3G, 3A

Hartman played a big part in helping the IceHogs secure a playoff spot for the first time since 2010, after picking up three goals and three assists in three outings last week. The 2013 first-round pick assisted on Rockford’s only goal in a 6-1 loss at Grand Rapids on Wednesday, then scored twice in a 6-2 win over the Griffins on Friday and posted three points (1G, 2A) in a 7-2 victory over Rochester on Saturday. Hartman extended his point streak to four games and now ranks sixth on the team with 32 points (13G, 19A) in 62 games this season.

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.30.2015 / 12:18 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog will highlight prospects who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college, or European teams in the previous week’s action. All prospect stats will be updated weekly throughout the 2014-15 season.

(Photo courtesy Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: C Alex Broadhurst, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line: 3GP, 2G, 1A

Broadhurst compiled a three-game point streak for Rockford last week, tallying twice — his first goals of the season — and adding an assist. The Orland Park, Ill., native missed four months with a fractured arm, but has picked up the pace upon his return as the IceHogs are on the verge of securing a berth in the Calder Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2008 while challenging for the Midwest Division title.

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.23.2015 / 2:06 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog will highlight prospects who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college, or European teams in the previous week’s action. All prospect stats will be updated weekly throughout the 2014-15 season.

(Photo courtesy AK Bars Kazan)

1st Star: G Anders Nilsson, AK Bars Kazan (KHL)
The Line: 3GP, 3-0-0, 2 shutouts

Nilsson stretched his win streak to four games after going 3-0 in the second round of the playoffs last week; he also notched his second and third postseason shutouts, including a 21-save effort on his 25th birthday on March 19, and has allowed just one goal over his last three appearances. The Swedish native improved his record to 8-2 with a 1.32 goals-against average and .942 save percentage in the KHL playoffs, helping AK Bars Kazan advance to the Eastern Conference Final against Sibir.

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