Three hours into the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and many congratulatory statements later from other NHL teams the Chicago Blackhawks selected Ryan Hartman from the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers with the 30th overall pick.
Hartman, 19, was born in South Carolina but grew up in the Chicago suburb of West Dundee. A Chicago Mission minor hockey product, Hartman competed for the U.S. Under-18 National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2011-12. During this time he recorded 41 points (16-25–41) in 59 games and won gold with Team USA at the 2010 Under-18 World Championship and 2013 World Junior Championship.
The right handed shooter stands at 5-foot-11-inch, 185-pound right winger recorded 23 goals and 37 assists this past season in 57 games for Plymouth.
The Hawks have four draft picks remaining, Nos. 121, 151, 181, and 211. The Hawks do not have a second or third-round pick due to a trade with the Winnipeg Jets to acquire defenseman Johnny Oduya at the trade deadline in 2012.