Joel Quenneville: ‘Those guys are hard to see go’
The Blackhawks have nine NHL Draft picks for Saturday and used their first one to draft Ian Mitchell.
Toews and Kane make surprise visit to announce the pick.
Blackhawks lose a three-time Stanley Cup champion in Hjalmarsson, but gain a two-time champ in Saad.
Stan Bowman has seen a lot of Connor Murphy during his time with USA Hockey. Now, Bowman will watch a lot more of him with the Blackhawks.
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said Friday’s moves were more about getting younger and looking to the future.