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RELEASE: Blackhawks Make Eight Selections in 2021 NHL Draft

Chicago adds eight prospects headlined by first-rounder Nolan Allan and second-rounder Colton Dach

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks drafted defenseman Nolan Allan (32nd overall), forward Colton Dach (62nd overall), defenseman Taige Harding (91st overall), defenseman Ethan Del Mastro (105th overall), Victor Stjernborg (108th overall), Ilya Safonov (172nd overall), Connor Kelley (204th overall) and Jalen Luypen (216th overll) at the 2021 National Hockey League Draft. 

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BLOG: Blackhawks Select del Mastro, Stjernborg in Fourth Round

Chicago makes pair of picks early in fourth round of 2021 NHL Draft

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

With a pair of picks early in the fourth round, the Blackhawks selected defenseman Ethan del Mastro from the OHL's Mississauga Steelheads at No. 105 overall and forward Victor Stjernborg from the SHL's Vaxjo Lakers HC at No. 108 overall. 

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BLOG: Blackhawks Select Taige Harding at No. 91 Overall

Chicago trades up to No. 91 overall to select 6-foot-7 defenseman Taige Harding

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks made their first trade on day two of the 2021 NHL Draft, sending a third-round pick in next year's draft to Carolina in exchange for the 91st overall selection. With the newly-acquired pick, Chicago selected Taige Harding from the AJHL's Fort McMurray Oil Barons.

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BLOG: Blackhawks Select Colton Dach at No. 62 Overall

Chicago takes center with second-round pick in 2021 NHL Draft, younger brother of forward Kirby Dach

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

To open day two of the NHL Draft, Chicago selected center Colton Dach from the WHL's Saskatoon Blades with the No. 62 overall pick in the second round.

Colton is the younger brother of Blackhawks forward Kirby Dach, with the older brother penning a letter of advice to his brother ahead of the draft

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BLOG: Blackhawks Select Nolan Allan at No. 32 Overall

Chicago selects 6-foot-2, 195-pound defenseman from WHL's Prince Albert Raiders with first-round pick

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

With the 32nd overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Blackhawks selected defenseman Nolan Allan from the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders. 

Chicago acquired the No. 32 overall pick in place of their natural No. 12 overall pick in the acquisition of Seth Jones, announced just an hour before the first round began. Director of Hockey Administration and Amateur Scout Meghan Hunter made the first-round selection from Fifth Third Arena alongside seven other Blackhawks staff members who are advancing women in hockey.

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RELEASE: Blackhawks Acquire Seth Jones, Two Picks from Columbus

Chicago acquires defenseman, No. 32 overall and a 2022 sixth-round pick from Columbus in exchange for No. 12 overall, No. 44 overall, a 2022 first-round pick and Adam Boqvist

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks today announced that they have acquired defenseman Seth Jones, the 32nd overall pick in the first round of the 2021 National Hockey Draft and a sixth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft in exchange for defenseman Adam Boqvist, first and second-round picks in the 2021 NHL Draft and a first-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft (If this pick results in #1 or #2 overall, the pick becomes a first-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft).

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BLOG: Kirby Dach Pens Letter to Brother Colton Ahead of 2021 NHL Draft

Younger Dach brother set to hear his name called during this weekend's 2021 NHL Draft

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

Two years after Kirby Dach heard his name called in Vancouver at the 2019 NHL Draft, another Dach is set to hear his called this weekend as the 2021 draft gets underway. 

Colton Dach, Kirby's younger brother, is the No. 19-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting in this year's draft crop. Though he won't be a top-three selection like his older brother and won't have the same experience in the virtual draft setting this year, Kirby penned a letter to his brother with some familial advice ahead of the day he's waited his whole career for. 

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RELEASE: Blackhawks Announce 2021-22 Schedule

Full 82-game slate begins on Oct. 13 on the road vs. Colorado, home opener set for Oct. 19 vs. New York Islanders

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

In conjunction with the National Hockey League, the Chicago Blackhawks announced today the team's 2021-22 regular-season schedule. The Blackhawks regular season is set to begin on October 13 as the team travels to Denver to take on the Colorado Avalanche. Chicago will open the home portion of its schedule on Oct. 19 at the United Center against the New York Islanders.

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BLOG: Bowman Meets with Reporters Ahead of 2021 NHL Draft

Full coverage of President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Stan Bowman's pre-draft press conference

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The NHL Draft is just around the corner. On Thursday, President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Stan Bowman met with reporters to discuss an array of topics ranging from the draft, the trade of Duncan Keith, Jonathan Toews' return to the ice, his offseason roster priorities and much more. 

Here are Bowman's full responses to some of the biggest questions during the press conference. 

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BLOG: Seattle Selects John Quenneville in 2021 Expansion Draft

Forward joins NHL newcomers following two seasons with Blackhawks

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Seattle Kraken have their preliminary batch of players, including forward John Quenneville, who was selected by the NHL newcomers during the 2021 Expansion Draft on Wednesday night.

Quenneville departs the Blackhawks after nine career games in his second NHL home -- all during the 2019-20 season -- and another two contests in the NHL bubble in Edmonton during the 2020 playoffs. The forward played 52 AHL games over the last two seasons with the Rockford IceHogs, totaling 24 points (14G, 10A). He was acquired by Chicago in a trade with New Jersey on June 22, 2019 and was set to become a unrestricted free agent next week. 

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