Chicago Blackhawks NHL Draft: Top 6 options at no. 3 overall

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5. Matthew Boldy

In 2017-18, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were put together on the same line for pretty much the first time in their careers. When they were in the middle of a dynasty they spent most of their five on five play separated which created extra depth up front. Now with them put together there is room for a left wing to join them on that top line.

Brandon Saad and Drake Cagguila had spent time there this season with the new chemistry between DeBrincat and Strome on the second line. They have allowed head coach Jeremy Colliton to keep Toews and Kane together and roll two good lines. Draft prospect Matthew Boldy wouldn’t look terrible on that top line next to the two superstars.

Boldy played this last season with the United State National Development Program. He is already committed to play his college hockey at Boston College for the 2019-20 season. He was pretty dominant this past season, and that is with time with and without superstar center Jack Hughes on his line. He has shown that he can carry his own line at the junior level and there is hope that maybe one day he can do that in the NHL.

Due to his commitment to Boston College, he won’t play in the NHL next year but it will be good for him to go try to dominate the NCAA and compete for a title with a very good program at BC. If the Blackhawks were to reach for Boldy, there would be some hope that he would be able to make it to the show in time for Toews and Kane to have an impact on his production.