The Chicago Blackhawks are a little bit thin on defense so adding a top prospect at the position over the next few years is important.
The Chicago Blackhawks are thin on defense. They need some help on the blue line because it isn’t a group that can get them into the playoffs anymore. They tried time and time again to win with a run and gun style but they haven’t had much-sustained success with that philosophy. They need to start bringing in some younger people to play the position so they can try and move forward.
One player they have in the fold is Ian Mitchell. They drafted Mitchell in the second round at 57th overall of the 2017 NHL Draft. Since being drafted, he has played three years at the University of Denver where he was awesome. He got better every single year and now it looks like he is going to be able to make the jump to the pros if he wants. He hasn’t committed to going back to Denver for his senior year but he also hasn’t signed a deal with the Hawks yet.