Chicago Blackhawks reporter
Mark Lazerus is a former Chicago Blackhawks reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.
After playing in five games with the Hawks last season, the prolific Northeastern grad is aiming for a top-six role.
Big winger’s breakout performance during the IceHogs’ playoff run last spring has him eyeing a top-six role with the Blackhawks.
Taken in the first round, but after Adam Boqvist, Beaudin has been impressive through the first two games of the prospect tournament.
The 2017 first-round pick hopes to pull off what Boston’s Charlie McAvoy did, breaking into the NHL as a 19-year-old.
Blackhawks’ top prospects will get a head start on the rest of the team as they play in Traverse City tournament this weekend.
Blackhawks center Nick Schmaltz knows he has to improve his shot and his performance at the dot but is poised to improve on a breakout campaign.
While Stan Bowman and Joel Quenneville have said they expect him to be ready for camp, Crawford was more cautious, saying it was ‘‘very possible.’’