Blackhawks make 2nd, 3rd round Picks acquire Jimmy Hayes

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The Blackhawks are once again, on the clock…..

The Chicago Blackhawks have selected Ludvig Rensfeldt from Brynas (SWE) in the second round (35th overall) of the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday.

They selected defenseman Justin Holl from Minnetonka H.S. (MN), goaltender Kent Simpson from the Everett Silvertips (WHL) and defenseman Stephen Johns from the United States National Team Development Program in the second round (54th, 58th and 60th overall, respectively) and center Joakim Nordstrom from Aik Jr. (SWE) in the third round (90th overall)

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forward Jimmy Hayes from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for the 43rd overall selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He is the older brother of Chicago’s 2010 first round selection (24th overall) Kevin Hayes.

Hayes, 20, tallied 35 points (13G,22A) in 42 games during the 2009-10 season while helping the Boston College Eagles to the 2010 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship.  In two seasons he has registered 21 goals and 27 assists in 78 collegiate tilts with the Eagles.

The Dorchester, Massachusetts, native was originally selected in the second round (60th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by Toronto.  He has logged extensive international experience with Team USA, including the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa.

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