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Future Blackhawks Prospect? Sizing Up Trevor Connelly

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The Chicago Blackhawks have two first-round picks, one at #2 and the other at #18. While it’s going to likely be the pick of either Artyom Levshunov or Ivan Demidov at number two, who could they take at that 18th spot or potentially trade up a few more spots to snag? Chicago Hockey Now’s Future Blackhawks Prospect will be featuring a handful of prospects at that spot until the 2024 NHL Draft. Today we look at Trevor Connelly.

Trevor Connelly At A Glance

Forward
18 years old (2/28/06)
Games: 52
Goals-Assists-Points: 31-47-78
League/Team: USHL/Tri-City Storm

The Chicago Blackhawks may be wise to consider someone like Trevor Connelly. He is a good skater who can make things happen when he has the puck on his stick.

This franchise could use a winger who burns with speed and can make plays when they have the puck on his stick. Connelly had no problem scoring goals in the USHL as he had 31 of them but those 47 assists show just how dynamic he can be.

With a teammate like Connor Bedard, who has an all-world shot already as a teenager, they could have instant chemistry if they were ever given the chance together.

Connelly is an American-born player who hails from Tustin, California. He is a left winger who is hoping to develop his skills enough to become a star in the NHL. Being picked in the middle of the first round will certainly be a good sign of things to come for him.

He will spend the 2024-25 season playing for Providence College of the NCAA. Playing in Hockey East will surely make sure that he is going up against stiff competition regularly. He will see plenty of Boston University and Boston College amongst others who always have great talent.

Will Trevor Connelly Be There for the Blackhawks?

There is a good chance that Trevor Connelly is there for the Chicago Blackhawks at pick 18. It is hard to predict the forwards based on how the draft is loaded with defensemen but this should be the sweet spot for him.

There is always a chance that he is gone if a team picking in the higher end of the teens loves him but the Blackhawks should be able to snag him if they want him. If they pass on him, someone soon behind (a playoff team unless there is a trade) will surely get him.

With his ability to skate and make plays along with knowing the other prospects he’d have a chance to grow within Chicago, this seems like a great pick.

Previous Future Blackhawks Entries

Macklin Celebrini | Cole Eiserman | Artyom Levshunov | Michael Hage | Ivan Demidov | Cayden Lindstrom | Berkley Catton | Adam Jiricek |Konsta Helenius| Sacha Boisvert |

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