With the first two picks of the 2019 NHL Draft looking like an open secret, the Blackhawks have a world of options with the third pick.
One guy who has played his way into the conversation at #3 is Bowen Byram, according to NHL Director of Central Scouting Dan Marr. The Vancouver Giants defenseman is coming off a 71-point season for the WHL powerhouse and a championship game appearance.
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"Dach and Cozens have always been in the mix but Bowen Byram, right from the U-18 camp in the summertime, he has this leadership skill about his game, he goes out and makes an impact," Marr said. "You start out with one player, maybe two, but they seperate themselves."
Byram entered the Combine as the 2nd-ranked North American skater in the NHL's Draft Prospect Rankings, behind consensus top pick Jack Hughes.