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THREE STARS: Hobey Baker nominees shine

A weekly look at how Blackhawks prospects are performing at their various levels

by Austin Siegel / blackhawks.com

Every Thursday throughout the 2018-19 season, blackhawks.com will highlight prospects who have stood out for their junior, college or professional team in the previous week's action.

Here are this week's Three Stars.

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PROSPECTS: Barratt & Mitchell nominated for the Hobey Baker

The pair of 2017 draft picks are among 81 total nominees for the prestigious college award, which will be given to a winner in April

by Chris Wescott / blackhawks.com

Blackhawks prospects Evan Barratt and Ian Mitchell are among the group of players nominated for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given to the top collegiate hockey player in the nation. Voting has now opened for Phase I, which runs through Sunday, March 10.

Barratt, a sophomore forward at Penn State, and his teammate and fellow nominee Alex Limoges are tied for second in the nation with 30 points, trailing Michigan State's Taro Hirose.

Barratt paces Penn State with 13 goals, which is tied for the Big Ten conference lead and is good for fourth in the nation. He also has 17 assists, which is good for fifth in the Big Ten.

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RELEASE: Blackhawks assign Davidson

The Blackhawks have assigned defenseman Brandon Davidson to the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / blackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have assigned defenseman Brandon Davidson to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

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THREE STARS: Hakkarainen sparks Muskegon

A weekly look at how Blackhawks prospects are performing at their various levels

by Austin Siegel / blackhawks.com

Every Thursday throughout the 2018-19 season, blackhawks.com will highlight prospects who have stood out for their junior, college or professional team in the previous week's action.

Here are this week's Three Stars.

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PROSPECTS: Jokiharju's Finns take gold

The Blackhawks young defenseman recorded an assist in Finland's 3-2 win over Team USA

by Chris Wescott / blackhawks.com

Every day throughout the tournament, blackhawks.com provided updates on how the club's prospects did. Visit blackhawks.com/worldjuniors for more.

GOLD MEDAL GAME - FIN 3, USA 2: In a wild finish to the 2019 World Juniors, Finland scored with 1:26 left in the game to steal victory and gold. Blackhawks defenseman Henri Jokiharju recorded the second assist on the game-winning goal by Kaapo Kakko.

Jokiharju had four shots on goal for the game and finished the tournament with two goals and three assists in seven appearances.

Evan Barratt was held off the board for USA in the game, finishing his tournament with one goal in seven outings. Barratt will return to Penn State, where he leads the NCAA in scoring with 

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    THREE STARS: Kurashev leads Swiss to semis

    A weekly look at how Blackhawks prospects are performing at their various levels

    by Austin Siegel / chicagoblackhawks.com

    Every Thursday throughout the 2018-19 season, chicagoblackhawks.com will highlight prospects who have stood out for their junior, college or professional team in the previous week's action.

    Here are this week's Three Stars.

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    PROSPECTS: World Juniors Update - Jan. 2

    Your daily update from World Juniors on the progress of Blackhawks prospects at the tournament

    by Chris Wescott / blackhawks.com

    Each day throughout the tournament, blackhawks.com will provide updates on how the club's prospects are doing. Check back to the site each day for more coverage, or visit blackhawks.com/worldjuniors for more.

    SUI 2, SWE 0: Blackhawks prospect Philipp Kurashev had four shots on net for the Swiss in their big upset over Sweden in the opening game of the quarterfinals. Kurashev played 19:15 in the victory.

    Swedish defenseman and Blackhawks prospect Adam Boqvist had three shots in 22:28 of ice time.

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    PROSPECTS: World Juniors Update - Dec. 31

    Your daily update on Blackhawks prospects from World Juniors as the preliminary round comes to a close

    by Chris Wescott / blackhawks.com

    Each day throughout the tournament, blackhawks.com will provide updates on how the club's prospects are doing. Check back to the site each day for more coverage, or visit blackhawks.com/worldjuniors for more.

    CZE 4, DEN 0: Jakub Galvas' Czech squad defeated Denmark 4-0 on New Year's Eve.

    The Blackhawks defensive prospect played 18:50, registering two shots on goal and two penalty minutes in the win.

    The team secured their spot in the quarterfinals, which take place on Wednesday.

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    PROSPECTS: World Juniors Update - Dec. 30

    Your daily update on Blackhawks prospects from World Juniors as Russia downed Philipp Kurashev's Swiss squad

    by Chris Wescott / blackhawks.com

    Each day throughout the tournament, blackhawks.com will provide updates on how the club's prospects are doing. Check back to the site each day for more coverage, or visit blackhawks.com/worldjuniors for more.

    RUS 7, SUI 4: Blackhawks prospect Philipp Kurashev was held without a point in Russia's 7-4 win over the forward's Swiss team on Sunday night.

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