Draft: Blackhawks Close Draft with James, Juntorp and Tohila Picks

After completing the 2022 NHL Draft, the Blackhawks made their final three selections of the week in rounds six and seven on Friday, picking striker Dominic James for 173rd overall, winger Nils Guntorp for 188th overall and Rico Twila for 199th overall.

Chicago He also acquired striker Liam Gorman of the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for the 167th overall pick in the sixth round. Gorman, a sixth-round pick (#177 overall) of the Penguins in the 2018 Draft, entered his first season at Princeton.

To move up to 188th, Chicago sent their 2023 sixth-round pick to the Carolina Hurricanes for selection.

James, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound native from Plymouth, Michigan, completed his rookie season at the University of Minnesota Duluth with 18 points (6G, 12A) in 39 games. Prior to college, the forward played with fellow Blackhawks draft pick Aidan Thompson with the Lincoln Stars of the USHL, where James earned 48 points (14G, 34A) in 99 games over two seasons.

Juntorp, who is 6-foot-1, 186 pounds, of Ulricehamn, Sweden, scored 41 points (17G, 24A) in 44 games for the HV 71 Under-20 team last season.

Born in Kalajoki, Finland, who is 6-foot-5, 190 points, he played for the JYP Under-20 team last season, notching 15 points (7G, 8A) in 41 games.

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