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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rating Blackhawks Draft History Great and NOT So Great Drafts (2000-2012)

This year is way too early to tell whether this is a good draft or not. But, we can go back over the past few years and see just how good or bad the drafts really were.

Let's start off with the 2000 Draft

Grade:  F

2000 Entry
DraftNum.RoundPlayerPosDrafted FromGPGAPtsPIM
2000 Entry101Mikhail YakubovCTolyatti-2532101220
2000 Entry111Pavel VorobievRYaroslavl Torpedo [Russia]5710152538
2000 Entry492Jonas NordquistCLeksands IF [SEL]30222
2000 Entry743Igor RadulovLYaroslavl Torpedo [Russia]43971622
2000 Entry1064Scotty BalanDRegina Pats [WHL]
2000 Entry1174Olli MalmivaaraDJokerit Helsinki [SM-liiga]20000
2000 Entry1515Alexander BarkunovDYaroslavl Torpedo [Russia]
2000 Entry1776Mike AyersGDubuque Fighting Saints [USHL]
2000 Entry1936Joey MartinDOmaha Lancers [USHL]
2000 Entry2077Cliff LoyaDU. of Maine [H-East]
2000 Entry2257Vladislav LuchkinCCherepovets Jr. (Russia)
2000 Entry2408Adam BerkhoelGTwin City Vulcans [USHL]90000
2000 Entry2629Peter FlacheCGuelph Storm [OHL]
2000 Entry2719Reto Von ArxLDavos [Swiss-A]193144
2000 Entry2919Arne RamholtDKloten [Swiss-A]

There wasn't ONE player in that draft that amounted to crap. Not one player played more than 57 games in the NHL.

2001 Draft: C-

2001 Entry
DraftNum.RoundPlayerPosDrafted FromGPGAPtsPIM
2001 Entry91Tuomo RuutuCJokerit Helsinki [SM-liiga]549133175308516
2001 Entry291Adam MunroGErie Otters [OHL]170112
2001 Entry592Matt KeithCSpokane Chiefs [WHL]2723514
2001 Entry733Craig AndersonGGuelph Storm [OHL]3180111146
2001 Entry1044Brent MacLellanDRimouski Oceanic [QMJHL]
2001 Entry1154Vladimir GusevDKhabarovsk Amur [Russia]
2001 Entry1194Alexei ZotkinLMagnitogorsk Metallurg [Russia]
2001 Entry1425Tommi JaminkiRBlues Jrs (Finland)
2001 Entry1746Alexander GolovinLOmsk Jrs. (Russia)
2001 Entry1866Petr PuncocharDKarlovy Vary HC [Czech]
2001 Entry2057Teemu JaaskelainenDIlves Jrs (Finland)
2001 Entry2167Oleg MinakovFElektrostal (Russia)
2001 Entry2689Jeff MilesRU. of Vermont [ECAC]

The Blackhawks traded Craig Anderson and Tuomo Ruuto away. Craig Anderson is now one of the top goaltenders in the league, and Ruutu will rack up more fights than goals. Ruutu would have been lucky to be a 5th rounder if drafted now.

2002 Draft: B+

2002 Entry
DraftNum.RoundPlayerPosDrafted FromGPGAPtsPIM
2002 Entry211Anton BabchukDElemash Elektrostal (Russia)2893671107108
2002 Entry542Duncan KeithDMichigan State University [CCHA]60759250309417
2002 Entry933Alexander KozhevnikovFKrylja Jr. (Russia)
2002 Entry1284Matt EllisonCCowichan Valley Capitals [BCHL]433111419
2002 Entry1565James WisniewskiDPlymouth Whalers [OHL]40738151189354
2002 Entry1886Kevin KanteeDJokerit Jrs (Finland)
2002 Entry2197Tyson KellermanGNorth Bay Centennials [OHL]
2002 Entry2518Jason KostadineRHull Olympiques [QMJHL]
2002 Entry2829Adam BurishCGreen Bay Gamblers [USHL]343263157515

Duncan Keith has turned into a staple at defense for the Hawks and you can add Norris Trophy Winner to that status, also.  Babchuck has barely stuck in the NHL and isn't worthy of a first round status. James Wisniewski is a beast. He is the big hit-man in Columbus now with a big paycheck after his name. Burish has made himself into a solid 4th line center man and he is every bit the agitator that was sold on him.

2003 Draft: A-

2003 Entry
DraftNum.RoundPlayerPosDrafted FromGPGAPtsPIM
2003 Entry141Brent SeabrookDLethbridge Hurricanes [WHL]59956190246467
2003 Entry522Corey CrawfordGMoncton Wildcats [QMJHL]1520116
2003 Entry592Michal BarinkaDCeske Budejovice HC [Czech]3402226
2003 Entry1515Lasse KukkonenDKarpat [SM-liiga]1596162290
2003 Entry1565Alexei IvanovLYaroslavl Jrs. (Russia)
2003 Entry1816Johan AnderssonCTroja (Sweden)
2003 Entry2117Mike BrodeurGCamrose Kodiaks [AJHL]70000
2003 Entry2458Dustin ByfuglienDPrince George Cougars [WHL]45095148243467
2003 Entry2759Michael GrenzyDChicago Steel [USHL]
2003 Entry2829Chris PorterLLincoln Stars [USHL]12710142427

Brent Seabrook, Corey Crawford are two reasons why the Hawks are Stanley Cup Champions. Seabrook has been a blue line beast for the past 8 years. Corey had to earn his stripes. In addition, the Hawks had Dustin Byfuglien who was one of the reasons the Hawks won in 2010.

2004 Draft: B+

2004 Entry
DraftNum.RoundPlayerPosDrafted FromGPGAPtsPIM
2004 Entry31Cam BarkerDMedicine Hat Tigers [WHL]310217596290
2004 Entry322Dave BollandCLondon Knights [OHL]3327098168211
2004 Entry412Bryan BickellLOttawa 67's [OHL]220405090120
2004 Entry452Ryan GarlockCWindsor Spitfires [OHL]
2004 Entry542Jakub SindelCSparta Praha [Czech]
2004 Entry683Adam BertiLOshawa Generals [OHL]20000
2004 Entry1204Mitch MaunuDWindsor Spitfires [OHL]
2004 Entry1234Karel HromasLSparta Jrs. (Czech Rep)
2004 Entry1315Trevor KellRLondon Knights [OHL]
2004 Entry1405Jake DowellCU. of Wisconsin [WCHA]156112233133
2004 Entry1656Scott McCullochLGrande Prairie Storm [AJHL]
2004 Entry1967Petri KontiolaCTappara Tampere [SM-liiga]120556
2004 Entry2147Troy BrouwerLMoose Jaw Warriors [WHL]3678683169250
2004 Entry2237Jared WalkerLRed Deer Rebels [WHL]
2004 Entry2298Eric HunterCPrince George Cougars [WHL]
2004 Entry2568Matthew FordRSioux Falls Stampede [USHL]
2004 Entry2609Marko AnttilaRLempaala (Finland)

Cam Barker was...and still is.....SHIT.
However, The Hawks have gotten great production from Bolland, Bickell and had a wonderful run with Troy Brouwer back in 2010. Jake Dowell was....ahhh,...uhmm....."serviceable". So overall, a decent draft.

2005 Draft: C-

2005 Entry
DraftNum.RoundPlayerPosDrafted FromGPGAPtsPIM
2005 Entry71Jack SkilleRU.S. Junior National Team [Intl]17820294973
2005 Entry432Mike BlundenRErie Otters [OHL]95448100
2005 Entry542Dan BertramRBoston College [H-East]
2005 Entry683Evan BropheyCBelleville Bulls [OHL]40000
2005 Entry1084Niklas HjalmarssonDHV71 Jonkoping [SEL]30694756108
2005 Entry1134Nathan DavisCMiami University (Ohio) [CCHA]
2005 Entry1174Denis IstominRCherepovets Jr. (Russia)
2005 Entry1345Brennan TurnerDNotre Dame Hounds [SJHL]
2005 Entry1676Joe FallonGU. of Vermont [ECAC]
2005 Entry1886Joe CharleboisDSioux City Musketeers [USHL]
2005 Entry2027David KuchejdaRBudejovice Jrs (Czech Rep.)
2005 Entry2037Adam HobsonCSpokane Chiefs [WHL]

It's hard to say the draft was a bust when they Have Niklas  Hjalmarsson on the team the past 4 seasons. He is a solid 2nd core defenseman and will have a job in the NHL for some time. I think Jack Skille is completely a bust. He's struggling in Florida, as well.

2006 Draft: B

2006 Entry
DraftNum.RoundPlayerPosDrafted FromGPGAPtsPIM
2006 Entry31Jonathan ToewsCU. of North Dakota [WCHA]408167205372223
2006 Entry332Igor MakarovRKrylja-2 [Russia]
2006 Entry612Simon Danis-PepinDU. of Maine [H-East]
2006 Entry763Tony LagerstromCSodertalje Jrs [Sweden]
2006 Entry954Ben ShutronDKingston Frontenacs [OHL]
2006 Entry964Joe PalmerGUS National Under 18 Team
2006 Entry1566Jan-Mikael JuutilainenFJokerit Jrs (Finland)
2006 Entry1696Chris AugerCWellington Dukes [OPJHL]
2006 Entry1867Peter LeblancCHamilton Red Wings [OPJHL]

Outside of Jonathan Toews, (which is an A+), the rest of the draft is a bust. Simon Danis-Pepin had promise,...but never amounted to crap.

2007 Draft: B+

2007 Entry
DraftNum.RoundPlayerPosDrafted FromGPGAPtsPIM
2007 Entry11Patrick KaneRLondon Knights [OHL]446149275424190
2007 Entry382Billy SweattLColorado College [WCHA]30000
2007 Entry562Akim AliuRSudbury Wolves [OHL]721326
2007 Entry693Maxime TanguayCRimouski Oceanic [QMJHL]
2007 Entry863Josh UniceGUS National Under 18 Team
2007 Entry1265Joe LavinDUS National Under 18 Team
2007 Entry1566Richard GreenopRWindsor Spitfires [OHL]

Outside of Patrick Kane (who also is an A+), the rest of the draft had a bit of promise, (Lavin, Tanguay, Aliu, Sweatt), but no one has done anything. Kane.....2 time Stanley Cup Champion, Calder Cup winner, every year an all-star and this years Conn Smythe winner.....that is all.

2008 Draft: D- 

2008 Entry
DraftNum.RoundPlayerPosDrafted FromGPGAPtsPIM
2008 Entry111Kyle BeachLEverett Silvertips [WHL]
2008 Entry683Shawn LalondeDBelleville Bulls [OHL]10000
2008 Entry1325Teigan ZahnDSaskatoon Blades [WHL]
2008 Entry1626Jonathan CarlssonDBrynas IF Gavle [SEL]
2008 Entry1696Ben SmithRBoston College [H-East]204040
2008 Entry1796Braden BirchDOakville Blades [OPJHL]
2008 Entry1927Joe GleasonDEdina H.S. (Minn.)

Tons of promise but nothing yet. Ben Smith has the best chance followed by Kyle Beach. Carlsson and Gleason will by AHLers and Lalonde gave up and went to Germany.

2009 Draft: C-

2009 Entry
DraftNum.RoundPlayerPosDrafted FromGPGAPtsPIM
2009 Entry281Dylan OlsenDCamrose Kodiaks [AJHL]280116
2009 Entry592Brandon PirriCGeorgetown Raiders [OJHL]70220
2009 Entry893Daniel DelisleWTotino Grace H.S. (Minn.)
2009 Entry1194Byron FroeseCEverett Silvertips [WHL]
2009 Entry1495Marcus KrugerCDjurgarden Jrs. (Sweden)12513263950
2009 Entry1776David PacanRCumberland Grads [CJHL]
2009 Entry1957Paul PhillipsDCedar Rapids RoughRiders [USHL]
2009 Entry2097David GilbertCQuebec Remparts [QMJHL]

I would have given this a lower grade if it wasn't for Brandon Pirri and Marcus Kruger. Dylan Olsen isn't progressing enough to crack the Hawks roster.

2010 Draft: B-

2010 Entry
DraftNum.RoundPlayerPosDrafted FromGPGAPtsPIM
2010 Entry241Kevin HayesFNobles School [Mass.]
2010 Entry352Ludvig RensfeldtLBrynas Jrs. (Sweden)
2010 Entry542Justin HollDMinnetonka H.S. [Minn.]
2010 Entry582Kent SimpsonGEverett Silvertips [WHL]
2010 Entry602Stephen JohnsDU.S. National Development Team [USHL]
2010 Entry903Joakim NordstromCAIK Jr. (Sweden)
2010 Entry1204Rob FlickCMississauga St. Michael's Majors [OHL]
2010 Entry1516Mirko HoefflinCMannheim Jr. [Germany]
2010 Entry1806Nick MattsonDIndiana Ice [USHL]
2010 Entry1917Mac CarruthGPortland Winterhawks [WHL]

It is hard to rate this one higher than that. There are a LOT of top line prospects here. Kevin Hayes is finishing at B.C., Holl, Simpson, Johns are doing well. Flick has played well in Rockford. Mac Carruth is ready for Rockford this year. Good class, but no one's made it to the show,...yet.

2011: Draft: A+

2011 Entry
DraftNum.RoundPlayerPosDrafted FromGPGAPtsPIM
2011 Entry181Mark McNeillCPrince Albert Raiders [WHL]
2011 Entry261Phillip DanaultCVictoriaville Tigres [QMJHL]
2011 Entry362Adam ClendeningDBoston University [H-East]
2011 Entry432Brandon SaadLSaginaw Spirit [OHL]4810172712
2011 Entry703Michael PaliottaDU.S. National Development Team [USHL]
2011 Entry793Klas DahlbeckDLinkoping HC [SEL]
2011 Entry1094Maxim ShalunovFCherepovets Jr. (Russia)
2011 Entry1395Andrew ShawCOwen Sound Attack [OHL]8521173888
2011 Entry1696Sam JardineDCamrose Kodiaks [AJHL]
2011 Entry1997Alex BroadhurstCGreen Bay Gamblers [USHL]
2011 Entry2117Johan MattssonGSodertalje Jr. [Sweden]
Wow is this a helluva draft.
Mark McNeill and Phillip Danault are vying for a spot this year. Adam Clendening played last year in Rockford and in his first year was a 2nd team All-Star. Brandon Saad was runner-up for NHL's rookie of the year. Klas Dahlbeck is on the Rockford Icehogs. Andrew Shaw has made the Hawks and has become a 3rd line centerman and can also play wing.  Alex Broadhurst is going to Rockford this year. This was an unbelievable draft.

2012 Draft: (too early to tell....but looks like a strong B+)

2012 Entry
DraftNum.RoundPlayerPosDrafted FromGPGAPtsPIM
2012 Entry181Teuvo TeravainenFJokerit Helsinki [SM-liiga]
2012 Entry482Dillon FournierDRouyn-Noranda Huskies [QMJHL]
2012 Entry793Chris CalnanRNobles Prep [Mass. H.S.]
2012 Entry1395Garret RossLSaginaw Spirit [OHL]
2012 Entry1495Travis BrownDMoose Jaw Warriors [WHL]
2012 Entry1696Vince HinostrozaFWaterloo Black Hawks [USHL]
2012 Entry1917Brandon WhitneyGVictoriaville Tigres [QMJHL]
2012 Entry1997Matt TomkinsGSherwood Park Crusaders [AJHL]

Teravainen is as good as they say. Garret Ross is vying for Rockford this year and will be invited to the Hawks camp this year. Chris Calnan and VinnyHinostroza are quite good. Whitney is doing well. This looks like 2 straight years of great drafting.

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