Blackhawks select Alex Vlasic with No. 43 pick
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The Chicago Blackhawks selected Wilmette, Ill., native Alex Vlasic with the 43rd overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft.

Alex Vlasic

Position: Defense
Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 198 lbs
Age: 18
Club: USA U-18 (NTDP)
Nationality: American

GP G A P
61 4 23 27

(Stats courtesy: EliteProspects.com)

Vlasic was the 38th-ranked North American skater and the 10th-ranked defenseman in the draft by NHL Central Scouting.

The towering blue-liner is a solid skater with decent puck skills for a player of his stature. Vlasic is considered more of a project than an NHL-ready talent, but his ceiling as a powerful two-way defender was considered intriguing to teams at the next level.

What they're saying

"He is not flashy and his numbers don't pop, but Vlasic plays a game that fits the modern NHL. He defends at a high level, has excellent feet, and sees the ice remarkably well." - Chris Peters, ESPN

"A big man who can skate will always have a place. More of a projection pick in terms of what he will do offensively down the road." - Sam Cosentino, Sportsnet

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