The Chicago Blackhawks took Lukas Reichel with the 17th overall pick in the 2020 Draft.
The Chicago Blackhawks started the 2019-20 season by playing a preseason game in Berlin, Germany. It ended with them slotted to make the 17th overall pick of the 2020 NHL Draft. Well, last night they made that pick and they chose Lukas Reichel who played on the team (Eisbaren Berlin) that they played in that aforementioned preseason game. It is strange how it worked out but they got to have an early look at the kid they would go on to draft in the first round.
As an 18-year-old playing for Eisbaren, he scored 12 goals and had 12 assists for 24 points in 42 games. Those numbers might not jump off the page at you but they are good numbers for a teenager in that league. The Hawks might have reached for him just slightly but there is no doubt that he is a promising young prospect. He has a great skating ability and should be able to use his tremendous vision to create for himself and teammates in the NHL.