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Motte Tyler Draft2016

Rockford, Ill. – Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman and his hockey operations crew will travel to Buffalo, New York locked and loaded with seven selections in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft on Friday and Saturday.

With those picks, the Blackhawks will look to solidify the future of the organization. The end result is to add to an already proven core group of players in Chicago. However, with the stockpile of talent already in Chicago, a majority of the selections made this weekend will eventually begin their hockey careers in the American Hockey League in Rockford to be groomed for the next level.

Since 2007, the IceHogs have played a key role in developing Blackhawks prospects to get them ready to make the jump to the NHL. This past season, 16 Blackhawks draft picks spent time in Rockford.

The 2015-16 season saw 43 different skaters in an IceHogs sweater, with 28 of them coming from the draft (65.1%), including 16 selected by the Blackhawks (37.2%). In total, 65 Blackhawks draft picks have suited up for the IceHogs across nine seasons.

Therefore the 2016 NHL draft will give IceHogs fans a glimpse of some of the players that may lace up their skates at the BMO Harris Bank Center down the road.

Below are a few facts about the NHL draft picks that have played for the Rockford IceHogs:

Highest draft pick to play for the IceHogs: Cam Barker (3rd overall in 2004 with Blackhawks)

Lowest draft pick to play for IceHogs: Sean McMorrow (258th overall in 2000 with Buffalo)

Lowest Blackhawks draft pick to play for IceHogs: Dustin Byfuglien (245th overall in 2000)

First round draft selections to play for the IceHogs (23):
Ryan Hartman 30th overall (2013) by Chicago
Teuvo Teravainen 18th overall (2012) by Chicago
Mark McNeill 18th overall (2011) by Chicago
Phillip Danault 26th overall (2011) by Chicago
Mark Visentin 27th overall (2010) by Phoenix
Nick Leddy 16th overall (2009) by Minnesota
Dylan Olsen 28th overall (2009) by Chicago
Philippe Paradis 27th overall (2009) by Carolina
David Rundblad 17th overall (2009) by St. Louis
Kyle Beach 11th overall (2008) by Chicago
Ivan Vishnevskiy 27th overall (2006) by Dallas
Kenndal McArdle 20th overall (2005) by Florida
Jack Skille 7th overall (2005) by Chicago
Cam Barker 3rd overall (2004) by Chicago
Rostislav Olesz 7th overall (2004) by Florida
Hugh Jessiman 12th overall (2003) by New York Rangers
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 8th overall (2002) by Minnesota
Daniel Paille 20th overall (2002) by Buffalo
Hannu Toivonen 29th overall (2002) by Boston
Jeff Taffe 30th overall (2000) by St. Louis
Nick Boynton 21st overall (1999) by Boston and 9th overall (1997) by Washington
Sergei Samsonov 8th overall (1997) by Boston
Dan Cloutier 26th overall (1997) by New York Rangers
Jassen Cullimore 29th overall (1991) by Vancouver

Blackhawks picks by draft year to play for the IceHogs (alphabetical order):
2013: (5) Dahlstrom, Hartman, Motte, Norell, Press
2012: (4) Fournier, Hinostroza, Ross, Teravainen
2011: (9) A. Broadhurst, Clendening, Danault, Dahlbeck, Jardine, McNeill, Saad, Shalunov, Shaw
2010: (7) Carruth, Flick, Holl, Johns, Mattson, Nordstrom, Simpson
2009: (5) Froese, Gilbert, Kruger, Olsen, Pirri
2008: (5) Beach, Carlsson, Gleason, Lalonde, Smith
2007: (3) Aliu, Lavin, Tanguay
2006: (4) Danis-Pepin, P. LeBlanc, Makarov, Palmer
2005: (10) Bertram, Blunden, Brophey, Charlebois, Davis, Fallon, Hjalmarsson, Hobson, Skille, Turner
2004: (7) Barker, Berti, Bickell, Bolland, Brouwer, Dowell, Kontiola
2003: (3) M. Brodeur, Byfuglien, Crawford
2002: (1) Wisniewski
2001: (1) M. Keith
1999: (1) Leighton

Players to play for the IceHogs by round:
First Round: 24 Barker, Beach, Bouchard, Boynton, Cloutier, Cullimore, Danault, Dano, Hartman, Jessiman, Leddy, McArdle, McNeill, Olesz, Olsen, Paille, Paradis, Rundblad, Samsonov, Skille, Taffe, Teravainen, Toivonen, Vishnevskiy
Second Round: 31 Aliu, Bertram, Bickell, Blunden, Bolland, Brennan, Christian, Clendening, Crawford, Cullimore, Dahlstrom, Danis-Pepin, Fournier, Hayes, Holl, Janik, Johns, R. Johnson, Keith, Makarov, Morin, Pineault, Pirri, Pokka, Richmond, Saad, Sauve, Seabrook, Simpson, Stephenson, Winchester
Third Round: 18 Berti, Bois, Brent, Brittain, Brophey, Dahlbeck, Fraser, A. Johnson, LaBarbera, Lalonde, Nordstrom, Peckham, Potulny, Quick, Regin, Skinner, Tanguay, D. Toews
Fourth Round: 16 Bass, Davis, Flick, B. Fahey, Froese, Gustafsson, Hjalmarsson, MacIntyre, Motte, Norell, Palmer, Petiot, Sarauer, Segal, Shalunov, Sharrow
Fifth Round: 13 Collins, Dowell, Flinn, Koci, Kruger, Lavin, Ross, Sawyer, Scuderi, Shaw, Turner, Versteeg, Wisniewski
Sixth Round: 14
Carlsson, Charlebois, Darling, DiDomenico, Fallon, Hinostroza, Kessel, Jardine, Leighton, Mattson, Robertson, B. Smith, Torquato, York
Seventh Round: 13 Archer, A. Broadhurst, Brodeur, Brouwer, Carruth, Cumiskey, Gilbert, Gleason, Gotovets, Hobson, Kontiola, LeBlanc, Press
Eighth Round: 5 Byfuglien, Exelby, J. Fahey, McMorrow, Paiement
Ninth Round: 2 Flaherty, McLean

Blackhawks draft picks to play in Rockford by position:
Center: 20
Wings: 15
Defense: 23
Goalie: 7