Blackhawks Draft Synopsis: Day 1

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The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired the 35th and 58th overall selections in the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft from the New York Islanders in exchange for the 30th overall selection in the 2010 Draft.

With the addition of the 35th and 58th picks, the Blackhawks now have 11 total selections remaining in the 2010 NHL Draft, including five in the second round (35, 43, 54, 58 and 60). Chicago selected forward Kevin Hayes from Noble & Greenough School (MA) with their first selection (24th overall) on Friday.

Hayes, 18, paced Noble & Greenough with 67 points (25G,42A) in 28 games during the 2009-10 regular-season.  In two seasons with the Bulldogs the left-handed right-wing registered 53 goals and 69 assists in 50 regular-season tilts.

The Dorchester, MA native represented the United States in the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Tournament in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, leading Team USA with two goals in three contests.  Hayes is committed to attend defending NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Champion Boston College in the fall of 2010, joining his brother Jimmy, a second-round selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

The 2010 NHL Entry Draft continues, beginning with the second round, on Saturday at 12:00 P.M. (CT). Rounds two through seven can be seen locally on the NHL Network.

Blackhawks Remaining 2010 Draft Picks:

Second Round: 35th*, 43rd**, 54th***, 58th* and 60th overall

Third Round: 90th overall

Fourth Round: 120th overall

Fifth Round: No Selection****

Sixth Round: 151st***** and 180th overall

Seventh Round: 191st****** and 210th overall

* Selections acquired from New York Islanders on June 25, 2010

** Selection acquired from Calgary Flames on July 1, 2008

**** Selection traded to Atlanta Thrashers on June 27, 2009

***** Selection acquired from Edmonton Oilers on June 24, 2010

****** Selection acquired from Dallas Stars on October 8, 2008

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