Chicago Blackhawks 2023 NHL draft summary
Best player – Conner Bedard Round 1 1st pick
Fastest Skater – Oliver Moore Round 1 19th pick
1st Goalie drafted – Adam Gajan Round 2 3rd pick (Goalie took team to Junior Championship game but lost to Bedard and Canada)
Number of players by position
2 Left wings
2 right wings
Here’s the complete Chicago Blackhawks 2023 NHL Draft picks list
RD Pick Player Pos Country Height Wt Leage
1 1 Connor Bedard C CAN 5′ 10″ 185 WHL REGINA
1 19 Oliver Moore C USA 5′ 11″ 195 NTDP USA U-18
2 3 Adam Gajan G SVK 6′ 3″ 180 NAHL CHIPPEWA
2 12 Roman Kantserov R RUS 5′ 9″ 176 RUSSIA-JR. MAGNITOGORSK JR.
2 23 Martin Misiak R SVK 6′ 2″ 200 USHL YOUNGSTOWN
3 3 Nick Lardis L CAN 5′ 11″ 168 OHL HAMILTON
3 29 Jiri Felcman C CZE 6′ 4″ 198 SWISS-JR. LANGNAU JR.
4 3 Alex Pharand C CAN 6′ 2″ 205 OHL SUDBURY
5 3 Marcel Marcel L CZE 6′ 4″ 242 QMJHL GATINEAU
6 7 Milton Oscarson C SWE 6′ 6″ 216 SWEDEN OREBRO
7 3 Janne Peltonen D FIN 6′ 3″ 174 FINLAND-JR. KARPAT JR.
Chicago Blackhawks first round picks analysis
Here’s brief analysis and background information on the 2 first round picks for the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2023 NHL Draft.
1st round, 1st overall: Connor Bedard, C, Regina (WHL).
Bedard is a potential franchise-changing player with elite skill and shot. He dominated the WHL, the U18 World Championship and the World Juniors as a 16-year-old, winning MVP honors at the latter.
He is a creative and dynamic playmaker who can also score from anywhere in the offensive zone. He is fast, competitive and physical, but his size (5’10”, 185 lbs) raises some questions about his ability to play center at the NHL level. He has been compared to David Pastrnak and Nikita Kucherov.
More Info on Connor Bedard at HockeyDB
1st round, 19th overall (from TB): Oliver Moore, LW, London (OHL)
Moore is the fastest player in this draft class, with blazing speed and acceleration. He is also an electric talent who can create offense with his skill, vision and shot.
He scored 35 goals and 70 points in 58 games for London this season. He is not very big (5’11”, 175 lbs) or physical, but he plays with energy and tenacity. He has been compared to Dylan Larkin and Brayden Point.
More Info on Oliver Moore at HockeyDB
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