Hawks select goalie Drew Commesso in 2nd round of draft


On Wednesday, the Blackhawks selected goalie Drew Commesso in the second round, No. 46 overall, of the 2020 NHL Draft.

Commesso, 18, went 18-7-1 with a 2.05 goals-against average, a .920 save percentage and three shutouts last season with the U.S. National Development Program's under-18 team. The 6'2, 180 lb. netminder is currently a freshman at Boston University.

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His selection marks the third time the Blackhawks have drafted a goalie in the second round in franchise history (Kent Simpson in 2010 and Corey Crawford in 2003). 

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Crawford, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with Chicago, is an unrestricted free agent. The Hawks seem to have freed up enough cap space to sign him to a short-term deal, which he said would best suit him, but nothing is official yet.

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