The Chicago Blackhawks are going to make the 17th pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.
The Chicago Blackhawks won the play-in series against the Edmonton Oilers but then failed to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights in the second round which locked them into the seventeenth overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. It is a pick that will take some good scouting to hit on but there have been some incredible players to come from that pick in recent NHL history. Since 2000, there have been some star players drafted at pick 17 and the Hawks would really benefit if they found one for themselves.
Last season, the Vegas Golden Knights selected Peyton Krebs with the 17th overall pick. It is still early and he hasn’t come up yet but Vegas is one of those teams that you have to trust at this point. In 2018, the New Jersey Devils selected Ty Smith with the 17th overall pick and he has been one of the best defenseman in the WHL ever since.