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DRAFT: 2019 NHL Combine Primer

Get all the information you need ahead of this weekend's 2019 NHL Scouting Combine with our Blackhawks.com Combine Primer

by Austin Siegel / Blackhawks.com

The NHL's top draft-eligible prospects arrived in Buffalo for a week of team meetings, fitness testing and visits with the media at the 2019 NHL Combine.

After beating their 8.2% odds to pick in the top three at the NHL Draft Lottery, Chicago will look to narrow down a decision that has been hanging in the hockey air since the ping pong balls bounced the Blackhawks way in Toronto. If consensus top two picks Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko are off the board, who should Chicago select with the third pick in the NHL Draft?

In Buffalo this week, the Blackhawks will finally start getting some answers.

Friday at the Combine

Top prospects Bowen Byram (Vancouver, WHL), Dylan Cozens (Lethbridge, WHL), Kirby Dach (Saskatoon, WHL), Jack Hughes (USA U-18, NTDP) and Alex Turcotte (USA U-18, NTDP) will meet with the media.

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Tweet from @PR_NHL: 103 Draft-eligible players will attend the 2019 NHL Scouting Combine presented by adidas in Buffalo this week. The following invited players will not attend: Semyon Chystyakov, Vladislav Firstov, Daniil Gutik, Kaapo Kakko, Danil Misyul and Kirill Slepets. #NHLCombine pic.twitter.com/I5a7DyTcKo

Saturday at the Combine

NHL prospects will take part in fitness testing throughout the day before they are available to meet with the media. Top prospects expected to be available to the media include Vasili Podkolzin, Trevor Zegras, Matthew Boldy, Cole Caufield, Peyton Krebs and Victor Soderstrom.

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