On Mondays, chicagoblackhawks.com will highlight players who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college or European teams in the previous week's action. All prospect/system stats will be updated weekly throughout the season.
1st Star: D Henri Jokiharju, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
The Line: 3GP, 3G, 3A
Two weeks into the Western Hockey League season, the Blackhawks' 2017 first-round pick has been an impact player for Portland. Last week Jokiharju picked up six points in three games, including a four-point outing (2G, 2A) in a 10-5 road win over Seattle on Saturday. He shares sixth among WHL defensemen with eight points in six games so far this year.
2nd Star: C Dylan Sikura, Northeastern (NCAA)
The Line: 2GP, 2G, 3A
Sikura returned to Northeastern for his senior year with high expectations after a breakout 2016-17 season, and he began the campaign with five points (2G, 3A) against Sacred Heart over the weekend. The 2014 sixth-round pick contributed a pair of helpers in Friday's 7-3 win and tallied the game-winner in a three-point effort the next night.
3rd Star: LW Tomas Jurco, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line: 1GP, 1G, 2A
Jurco, one of the last cuts the Blackhawks made during training camp, began the American Hockey League campaign with a statement game, posting a goal and two assists in Rockford's season-opening 4-0 win at Cleveland. The Slovakia native added three shots on goal in his IceHogs debut.