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Blackhawks select Lukas Reichel with No. 17 overall pick

/ by Charlie Roumeliotis
Presented By Nationwide Insurance Agent Jeff Vukovich
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The Blackhawks have selected left winger Lukas Reichel with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.

It's the first time in seven years that the organization has taken a winger in the first round. The Blackhawks drafted right winger Ryan Hartman at No. 30 overall in 2013.

Reichel, 18, registered 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists) in 42 games last season for Eisbären Berlin of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. He also recorded five points (two goals, three assists) in seven games for Germany at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Reichel is 6-feet, 170 pounds and has a left-handed shot. He was ranked No. 11 on the NHL's Central Scouting Rankings among European skaters.

 
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