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BLOG: Blackhawks prospect named forward of week

Mikael Hakkarainen had a big week in the USHL, earning weekly honors from the league

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

Blackhawks prospect Mikael Hakkarainen recorded six points in two games, including a hat trick, as he was named the USHL Forward of the Week.

Hakkarainen scored three goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist in Muskegon's 8-2 victory over Youngstown on Friday. He also added two more assists for his fifth and sixth points of the weekend, on Saturday against the Phantoms.

Tweet from @USHL: USHL Forward of the Week and @NHLBlackhawks prospect Mikael Hakkarainen recorded six points in two games, including a hat trick on Friday.https://t.co/LD3XHznlex #WhosNext pic.twitter.com/06gSisuAHZ

The Finn has 17 points (8G, 9A) in nine games and has at least one point in eight of those games. His 17 total points are tied for the team lead in scoring and tied for seventh among all USHL players.

The Blackhawks selected Hakkarainen in the fifth round, 139th overall, of the 2018 NHL Draft.

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RELEASE: Blackhawks agree to terms with Beaudin

The Blackhawks have agreed to terms with the 2018 first-round pick on a three-year entry-level deal

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Nicolas Beaudin (NIH-koh-luhs boh-DAYN) on a three-year entry-level contract that runs through the 2020-21 season ($1,166,700 AAV). He will remain with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

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THREE STARS: Nordgren playing beyond his years in Finland

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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THREE STARS: Explosive Hagel joins Blackhawks

After tearing up the WHL, Brandon Hagel signed with Chicago this week

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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THREE STARS: Boqvist racking up assists in OHL

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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THREE STARS: Entwistle turning heads in OHL

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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BLOG: Beaudin named to Team QMJHL

Blackhawks prospect Nicolas Beaudin has been named to Team QMJHL for the Canada-Russia Series

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, along with the Canadian Hockey League, the Sherbrooke Phoenix, the Drummondville Voltigeurs and Hockey Canada, announced the QMJHL's roster for the 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series.

Blackhawks defensive prospect Nicolas Beaudin is on that roster. The 2018 27th-overall pick currently has one goal and eight assists in seven games for Drummondville.

Click HERE for more info.

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BLOG: Entwistle named to Team OHL

Blackhawks prospect MacKenzie Entwistle has been named to Team OHL for the Canada-Russia Series

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Ontario Hockey League, along with the Canadian Hockey League and Hockey Canada, announced the Team OHL roster for the 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series. On that roster is Blackhawks prospect MacKenzie Entwistle.

Entwistle, who signed his three-year entry-level contract on Tuesday, currently has four goals and three assists in nine games for the Hamilton Bulldogs this season.

Team OHL will compete against the Russian National Junior Team in Game 3 of the six-game cross Canada series on November 8 and in Game 4 on November 12.

Click HERE for more info.

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THREE STARS: Highmore off and running

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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FEATURE: Fortin takes lessons learned into NHL debut

Alexandre Fortin used his rookie season in the American Hockey League to prepare him for what it takes to reach the NHL

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

The moment he's been waiting for much of his life has finally arrived.

21-year-old Alexandre Fortin is set to make his NHL debut when the Blackhawks play the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul on Thursday night.

Video: Alexandre Fortin on NHL opportunity

"I think I just have to enjoy the moment and do what I can do, just play my game and take advantage of it," he said.

The Blainville, Quebec native used last season to learn from Rockford IceHogs Head Coach Jeremy Colliton everything it takes to be a professional. It helped prepare him for the moment he got the call from Chicago.

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