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Chicago Blackhawks snag MHL Roman Kantserov in 44th overall pick

Published March 29, 2024 at 6:14 PM

Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson focuses on selection

Leading up to the 2023 NHL Draft, Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson was on a mission to enhance the team's prospect pool by adding more skilled forwards. In his initial draft in 2022, Davidson prioritized forwards with nine out of eleven selections. While this bolstered their forward options, the team was still in need of players with exceptional talent. By picking Connor Bedard first overall and Oliver Moore nineteenth overall in the 2023 draft, the Blackhawks aimed to increase their offensive firepower.

The Blackhawks started with four second-round picks, but ended up trading the 51st overall selection to the Philadelphia Flyers. In return, they got the 167th pick and a 2023 second round pick from the Los Angeles Kings. They used one of their other second-round picks to draft Roman Kantserov 44th overall.

Kantserov Russia Highlights

Don't let his smaller stature fool you, because this 5'9 winger weighing in at 176lbs is a force to be reckoned with. Known for his agility and exceptional playmaking skills, he made quite the impression while playing overseas in Russia's MHL. In just 45 games for Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk, he managed to rack up an impressive 54 points. Although he didn't manage to score in his KHL appearance for Metallurg Magnitogorsk, it's clear that his potential is sky-high. NHL Central Scouting recognized his talent, ranking him as the 16th best European skater in the draft. With a sharp hockey IQ and a knack for finding the back of the net, Kantserov has consistently proven himself at every level he's played in.

Let's see what Roman Kantserov can bring to Chicago!
March 29   |   182 answers
Chicago Blackhawks snag MHL Roman Kantserov in 44th overall pick

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