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The Blackhawks’ 2014 draft class
Blackhawks 2014 draft picks
1 (20th overall) Nick Schmaltz, C
Hometown: Madison, Wis.
Height, weight: 5-11, 172
By the numbers: 18 goals and 45 assists in 55 games with Green Bay of the USHL
Noteworthy: Lifelong Blackhawks fan calls himself a “playmaking center” and models his game after favorite player Patrick Kane. Will attend University of North Dakota next year with his brother Jordan, who was a first-round pick of St. Louis in 2012.
3 (83rd) Matheson Iacopelli, RW
Hometown: Woodhaven, Mich.
Height, weight: 6-2, 192
By the numbers: 41 goals, 23 assists in 58 games with Muskegon of the USHL
Noteworthy: 20-year-old winger was passed over twice in the draft — just like Andrew Shaw.
3 (88th) Beau Starrett, F
Hometown: Framingham, Mass.
Height, weight: 6-5, 195 pounds
By the numbers: 11 goals and 36 assists in 48 games with South Shore of the new U.S. Premier Hockey League.
Noteworthy: Called himself a “highly skilled power forward.” Will attend Cornell.
4 (98th) Fredrik Olofsson, LW
Hometown: Helsingborg, Sweden
Height, weight: 6-1, 185 pounds
By the numbers: 4 goals and 11 assists in 24 games with the Chicago Steel of the USHL
Noteworthy: His brother, Gustav, was a second-round pick of the Minnesota Wild last season
5 (141st) Luc Snuggerud, D
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn.
Height, weight: 5-11, 165
By the numbers: 8 goals and 30 assists in 25 high school games
Noteworthy: The top-ranked U.S. high school player captained Eden Prairie to Minnesota state semifinals. His uncle, Dave, played 265 games for the Sabres, Sharks and Flyers. Will attend Nebraska-Omaha.
5 (148th) Andreas Soderberg, D
Hometown: Skelleftea, Sweden
Height, weight: 6-4, 200
By the numbers: 2 goals, 7 assists in 48 combined games with junior and under-18 teams
Noteworthy: The Hawks, who have four Swedish defensemen in Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya, David Rundblad and Klas Dahlbeck, took three Swedish defenseman last year.
6 (178th) Dylan Sikura, C
Hometown: Aurora, Ontario
Height, weight: 5-10, 165
By the numbers: 17 goals, 47 assists in 41 games for Aurora of the OJHL
Noteworthy: Will be a freshman at Northeastern University in the fall
6 (179) Ivan Nalimov, G
Hometown: Novokuznetsk, Russia
Height, weight: 6-4, 213
By the numbers: 2.84 GAA, .894 save percentage in 12 games in the Russian junior league
7 (208) Jack Ramsey, RW
Hometown: Farmington, Mich.
Height, weight: 6-2 172
By the numbers: 9 goals, 16 assists in 57 games with Penticton of the BCHL
Noteworthy: The son of Miracle on Ice defenseman Mike Ramsey, who played 1,070 games with the Sabres, Penguins and Red Wings.