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Connor Bedard's bodyguard will be joining the Chicago Blackhawks

Published April 11, 2024 at 11:39

Ethan Del Mastro: The Rising Protector in Chicago Blackhawks' Rebuild

As the Chicago Blackhawks focus on rebuilding, opportunities arise for young prospects to prove themselves worthy of a spot on the team. Head coach Luke Richardson emphasizes that earning the jersey is essential, not a given.

One such prospect is defenseman Ethan Del Mastro, drafted 105th overall in 2021. After spending time in the OHL and a full season with the Rockford IceHogs, Del Mastro has emerged as a standout player.

Standing at 6 foot 4 and weighing 210 pounds at just 21 years old, Del Mastro brings a physical presence to the ice. He's known for his toughness, heavy hits, and embodies the old-school Chicago Blackhawks spirit.

Exciting news broke on Thursday, April 11, as the Blackhawks announced Del Mastro's recall to the NHL team. He is set to make his NHL debut on Friday, April 12, against the Nashville Predators in what promises to be a highly physical game.

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With recent games lacking excitement for Blackhawks fans, Del Mastro's debut brings anticipation and hope. As a future bodyguard on defense, his presence will be crucial in protecting teammates like Bedard, who faced a big hit in the previous game without a bodyguard to stand up for him, rather a skilled prospect who shouldn't be engaging in a fight.

Blackhawks fans are encouraged to tune in and witness the beginning of Del Mastro's NHL journey, a significant milestone in the team's rebuilding phase.
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