The Chicago Blackhawks selected a goaltender with their second-round pick.
The Chicago Blackhawks made a big pick with their second-round selection. They have a clouded future in the net so they decided to make an organizational addition there. They took Drew Commesso with the 46th overall pick who is now the second goalie to be taken in this year’s draft. The first goalie, Yaroslav Askarov, was rumored to be on Chicago’s radar before the Nashville Predators scooped him up early in the first round. This could go on to be a great pick for Chicago down the road if he becomes their long-term goalie.
This pick (originally belonged to the Pittsburgh Penguins) was given to Chicago by the Vegas Golden Knights in the Robin Lehner trade. It seems fitting that they used that pick to select a goalie. This is a selection that has absolutely nothing to do with Corey Crawford as they will still try to bring him back for another year or two. Commesso has a little ways to go before he makes it to the NHL.