The Chicago Blackhawks had a busy week signing some of their recent draft picks. GM Stan Bowman got five names on NHL entry-level contracts, including three players whose rights the 'Hawks were about to lose (via Sports World Report).
It's doubtful that we will see any of these players with the Blackhawks in the 2012-13 season. Some will finish their junior careers, while others may see time in Chicago's affiliates in the AHL or the ECHL.
Here is a look at each of the five signings, each of whom inked three-year deals.