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Vitals: LW, Jokerit (Finland), 5'11", 165 pounds, 17 years old, shoots left.
Analysis: Teravainen was a guy a lot of people pegged as a top-ten pick, so it's hard to find fault with this selection. Bowman passed on the two top goaltenders as well as several bigger forwards and defenseman. What he got is another skilled, though undersized forward who could someday wind up as a top-six scoring machine.
Teravainen is a very young player with a terrific shot and outstanding speed. Consider him the Finnish Patrick Kane. By the end of this past season, he had made he jump to Finland's top professional league and 11 goals and seven assists in 40 games with Jokerit.
Bigger, more physical type forwards like Henrik Samuelsson were still on the board, as well as highly regarded defenseman Olli Maatta. Bowman saw a skill player with the potential to be an elite scorer fall to the 'Hawks and didn't hesitate to snap him up.
I would expect him to log at least a full season overseas to continue his development. Like most of these picks, time will tell. However, Chicago got a top-ten talent in the middle of the first round.
Here are a few projections in some mock drafts, along with where those players ended up.
The Hockey News: Malcom Subban, G, Belleville (OHL)-went 24th to Boston.
TSN: Slater Koekkoek, D, Peterborough (, OHL)-went10th to Tampa Bay.
SI.com: Tomas Hertl, C, Czech Republic-went 17th to San Jose.
Fox Sports: Derrick Pouliot, D, Portland (WHL)-went eighth to Pittsburg.
USA Today: Andrei Vasilevski, G, Russia-went 19th to Tampa Bay.
Obviously, that's a small slice of what the hockey world is forecasting. I believe that Chicago will select a defenseman.
Just to put myself out there a little more, I'll take a stab at a name and suggest Hampus Lindholm (who went to Anaheim with the sixth pick). The big Swede could develop into a nice stay-at-home defender.
In reality, I'm just guessing like everyone else. The Blackhawks can go with a goalie in rounds two and three and pick up a forward later in the draft, but it's all in front of us at this point.
I will share thoughts on Saturday's picks as they become official. Check back in over the weekend.