The Chicago Blackhawks have been stockpiling talented youngsters over the past few seasons. Several prospects from Rockford will be looking to make the leap to a spot on the 'Hawks roster this fall.
With some higher-priced contracts being moved or expiring, it looks like general manager Stan Bowman is ready to move some of the young talent into roles on next season's squad. Depending on how active Chicago is in free agency, we could see several players in training camp looking to win jobs.
Here are a few of the players to keep an eye on as the roster begins to take shape. Some will be familiar, having had a cup of coffee with the 'Hawks in previous seasons. All these kids will be looking to stick with Chicago in the 2013-14 campaign.