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Blackhawks Prospects Analysis: The Old College Try Part 2



In the first half of the college players, we looked at the Blackhawks Big 10 prospects who have played very well thus far this season.

Now it’s a wrap of some of the other players who make up rest of the college ranks for the Hawks.

Ryan Greene Leads the Rest of the Prospects Out East

Though he’s not at a point-per-game pace, Greene is still just one behind it. He has three points (1-2) in his last two games and is another of many centers in the loaded pipeline.

Liam Gorman has an assist in six games with the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Defensemen Connor Kelley and Taige Harding have five (2-3) and three (1-2) points respectively. The important note here is both are playing on a high caliber squad, similar to Oliver Moore, Frank Nazar, Sam Rinzel, and Ryan Greene, and are playing teams that are some of the best in college hockey.

This is the important games that help prepare for the bigger moments later on in professional hockey. Kelley was the conference defender of the week a few weeks ago, honored for both his mark on the stat sheet and his responsibility in his end of the ice.

James Out for the Season; Thompson in Denver

Dominic James will have to wait for his junior season as he needed season-ending shoulder surgery. In a pair of games, he had an assist, but was injured against Northern Michigan. Finally, Aidan Thompson has three points (1-2) in six games for Denver, a team trying to get back into the national championship conversation. Last season, Thompson was a point-per-game player so it’s a look to see if he can equal that pace again.

There’s certainly plenty to keep watch with the Blackhawks prospects giving it the old college try.

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