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by Chris Wescott /

The Blackhawks have been stockpiling high draft picks on defense the last few of years. At Development Camp, a lot of eyes are on the new crop from this year's draft and the returning second-year players.

But Chad Krys is out to prove he should be in that conversation. He sees the competition is getting better and he's ready to pit himself against it.

"Look, you've got to play right? And you've got to play well," he said. "I think anywhere you are, you have to compete. I've had to do that at BU where we're the only school in the country that has seven defenseman drafted into the NHL. We have guys scratched every night who are top three round picks in the NHL. Maybe this is at a little bit of a bigger level, but I've experienced that a bit at BU and I welcome that. I think competition is going to elevate guys, so I like it."

The 2016 second-round pick is entering his third season at Boston University. In is sophomore campaign, the 20-year-old blueliner had seven goals and 20 assists in 36 games.

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