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PROSPECTS: Teply, Mitchell Start Strong

Stay up to date on what the Blackhawks top prospects are doing in opening weeks of their respective seasons

by Monterey Pepper /

Every week, will keep you up to date with the top-performing prospects in their minor-league, junior, college or European team action. Full stats for each prospect will be updated weekly throughout the season HERE

1st Star: RW Michal Teply, Winnipeg (WHL)
The Line: 9 GP, 4G, 4A

Teply was selected by the Blackhawks 105th overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and is in his first season playing in North America with Winnipeg of the WHL. The rookie winger quickly earned his place at the top of his team's scoring leaders after tallying eight points (4G, 4A) in nine games. Teply made his WHL debut by securing his team's 3-2 victory against the Wheat Kings, scoring the game-winner at 0:33 of the third period of the 2019-20 regular season opener. The Czech Republic native was named third star of the game against the Saskatoon Blades after notching three points (1G, 2A) in Winnipeg's 7-6 win. 

2nd Star: D Ian Mitchell, Denver (NCHC)
The Line: 4GP, 2G, 2A

The Pioneers captain was named the NCHC Defenseman of the week and is currently riding a four-game point streak after tallying two goals and two assists through Denver's first four games. The Alberta native put up eight shots and recorded a game-winning, shorthanded goal on Oct. 6 against Alaska Fairbanks to solidify Denver's series sweep to remain undefeated.

3rd Star: LW Mathias From, MODO (Allsvenskan)
The Line:  9GP, 3G, 3A

The Danish winger has started strong, recording six points (3G, 3A) in nine games and is currently fifth in team scoring, while second with +6 rating. From scored goals in the each of the last two games to help solidify wins against Almtuna, 5-0, and Kristianstad, 3-2. 

Around the system:

  • Graham Knott and Liam Coughlin each picked up multiple points in their last two games with the Indy Fuel. Knott earned three points (3A) in two games with Coughlin tallying two points (2A) in one outing.
  • The prospects in the B10 Conference each racked up two points in as many games. Penn State's Evan Barratt tallied an assist in each game in a two-game sweep against Sacred Heart. Josh Ess is on a two-game point streak (2A) earning an assist against Boston College and another helper contributing to Wisconsin's 11-5 win over Merrimack on Saturday.
  • Goalie Dominic Basse, selected by the Blackhawks in the sixth round this year, started his rookie season in the USHL for Youngstown. The Colorado College commit holds a 1-1-1 record with a 4.37 GAA and a .868 save percentage. 
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