Here’s a look at how some of the Chicago Blackhawks’ prospects are doing throughout the world:
Robin Press, defenseman, Sodertalje (Allsvenskan), drafted 7th round in 2013
Press, 19, is already having a breakout season. After having a total of 15 points in 51 games last season, he already has accumulated a league-leading 11 points in seven games this season. He has four goals and seven assists. He had an assist in a 3-1 win over Almtuna on Saturday.
Matt Iacopelli, forward, Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL), drafted 3rd round in 2014
Iacopelli, 20, is off to a hot start in the United States Hockey League. He’s tallied two goals and one assist in the Lumberjacks’ first two games of the season. He’s committed to Western Michigan for next year.
Carl Dahlstrom, defenseman, Linkoping (SHL), drafted 2nd round in 2013
Dahlstrom, 19, is off to a slow start. He’s a minus-6 in Linkoping’s first six games. This will be his first full season in the Swedish Hockey League. He played just 12 games last season.
Fredrik Olofsson, forward, Chicago Steel (USHL), drafted 4th round in 2014
Olofsson, 18, scored a goal in an 8-2 win over Green Bay in the Steel’s season opener on Saturday. He has committed to Colorado College for the 2015-16 season.
Ivan Nalimov, goaltender, Admiral Vladivostok (KHL), drafted 6th round in 2014
The Blackhawks envisioned Nalimov, 20, as a long-term prospect when they drafted him late this past year. He has good size at 6-foot-4 and 214 pounds. He’s appeared in four games this season. He has a 3.49 goals-against average and .880 save percentage. He stopped 38-of-42 shots in a 4-3 loss to SKA St. Petersburg in his last start.
Robin Norell, defenseman, Djurgardens (SHL), drafted 4th round in 2013
Norell, 19, will look to get his first full season with the top-level Djurgardens team this season. He’s played in six games and has one assist and is a minus-2 this season. He had an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to Orebro HK on Saturday.
Jack Ramsey, forward, Penticton Vees (BCHL), drafted 7th round in 2014
Ramsey, 18, has one goal and one assist in the first four games for the Vees in the British Columbia Hockey League. He’s committed to the University of Minnesota for the 2015-16 season.