2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Blake McLaughlin


Current Team: Chicago Steel (USHL)

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Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 5-11 • Weight: 170 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Feb. 14, 2000 • Hometown: Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Team North (Minn. Elite HS); Grand Rapids (Minn. HS)
USHL Futures Draft: 2016 by Chicago (Round 1, No. 6 Overall)
USHL Debut: Nov. 5, 2016 (Chicago at Madison)
First USHL Goal: TBD
NCAA Commitment: University of Minnesota

Played for Team USA in '17 Hlinka Tourney
Picked a College Before High School Career

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Plays a very straight ahead power-forward style down the middle of the ice. Given his size, we are not sure if that will translate to the upper levels, so McLaughlin may project more as a winger down the road. ... There isn't a lot of stop and start to his game, so he always has his feet moving, both with and without the puck. ... McLaughlin shows maximum effort at both ends of the ice, and is willing to block shots and take a hit to make a play in his own end." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)