Meet the Hawks’ draft picks

Written By BY MARK LAZERUS Staff Reporter Posted: 06/29/2014, 02:34am

Nick Schmaltz

Pick: First round, 20th overall.

Position: Center.

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin.

Height: 5-11. Weight 172.

By the numbers: 18 goals and 45 assists in 55 games with Green Bay of the U.S. Hockey League.

Noteworthy: Lifelong Blackhawks fan calls himself a ‘‘playmaking center’’ and models his game after his favorite player, Patrick Kane. Will attend the University of North Dakota in the fall with brother Jordan, a first-round pick of the St. Louis Blues in 2012.

Matheson Iacopelli

Pick: Third round, 83rd overall.

Position: Right wing.

Hometown: Woodhaven, Michigan.

Height: 6-2. Weight: 192.

By the numbers: 41 goals and 23 assists in 58 games with Muskegon of the U.S. Hockey League.

Noteworthy: 20-year-old winger was passed over twice in the draft — just like Andrew Shaw. Headed to Western Michigan.

Beau Starrett

Pick: Third round, 88th overall.

Position: Forward.

Hometown: Framingham, Massachusetts.

Height: 6-5. Weight: 195 pounds.

By the numbers: 11 goals and 36 assists in 48 games with South Shore of the U.S. Premier Hockey League.

Noteworthy: Calls himself a ‘‘highly skilled power forward.’’ Will attend Cornell.

Fredrik Olofsson

Pick: Fourth round, 98th overall.

Position: Left wing.

Hometown: Helsingborg, Sweden.

Height: 6-1. Weight: 185 pounds.

By the numbers: Four goals and 11 assists in 24 games with Chicago of the U.S. Hockey League.

Noteworthy: Brother Gustav was a second-round pick of the Minnesota Wild last season.

Luc Snuggerud

Pick: Fifth round, 141st overall.

Position: Defenseman.

Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Height: 5-11. Weight: 165.

By the numbers: Eight goals and 30 assists in 25 high school games.

Noteworthy: The top-ranked U.S. high school player captained Eden Prairie to the Minnesota state semifinals. Uncle Dave played in 265 games for the Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks and Philadelphia Flyers. Will attend Nebraska-Omaha.

Andreas Soderberg

Pick: Fifth round, 148th overall.

Position: Defenseman.

Hometown: Skelleftea, Sweden.

Height: 6-4. Weight: 200.

By the numbers: Two goals and seven assists in 48 combined games with junior and under-18 teams.

Noteworthy: The Hawks, who have four Swedish defensemen in Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya, David Rundblad and Klas Dahlbeck, took three Swedish defenseman last year.

Dylan Sikura

Pick: Sixth round, 178th overall.

Position: Center.

Hometown: Aurora, Ontario.

Height: 5-10. Weight: 165.

By the numbers: 17 goals and 47 assists in 41 games for Aurora of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.

Noteworthy: Will be a freshman at Northeastern University in the fall.

Ivan Nalimov

Pick: Sixth round, 179th overall.

Position: Goalie.

Hometown: Novokuznetsk, Russia.

Height: 6-4. Weight: 213.

By the numbers: 2.84 goals-against average, .894 save percentage in 12 games in the Russian junior league.

Noteworthy: Big goalie played in the world juniors. Director of amateur scouting Mark Kelley hopes he’ll come to North America to work on his technique.

Jack Ramsey

Pick: Seventh round, 208th overall.

Position: Right wing.

Hometown: Farmington, Michigan.

Height: 6-2. Weight: 172.

By the numbers: Nine goals and 16 assists in 57 games with Penticton of the British Columbia Hockey League.

Noteworthy: The son of ‘‘Miracle on Ice’’ defenseman Mike Ramsey, who played in 1,070 games with the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.

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