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Podcast: Blackhawks' Mark Kelley on 2020 NHL Draft

/ by Charlie Roumeliotis
Presented By Nationwide Insurance Agent Jeff Vukovich
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With the unprecedented way this year has impacted the NHL, teams are getting creative with how they prepare for offseason activities including the NHL Draft. Mark Kelley joins Charlie Roumeliotis as they discuss the Blackhawks’ 2020 draft board, how they have scouted players and Mark's thoughts on the incoming class. Later on in the pod, Charlie is joined by Slavko Bekovic to react to the Mark Kelley interview and discuss their key takeaways that fans should pay attention to.

(1:02) - The growth of Blackhawks rookie Kirby Dach wasn't expected this soon

(5:36) - Not having the combine hurts scouting

(9:24) - Characterizing the 2020 draft class

(12:35) - Finding another Brayden Point in the draft

(16:20) - Blackhawks drafting philosophy is to take best player available

(22:35) - Charlie and Slavko react to Mark Kelley interview