NHL Draft: 5 Draftees That Could Step Into the NHL Next Season

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Nick Schmaltz- Chicago Blackhawks 

Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Schmaltz is a very skilled and mature hockey player. It was a little surprising to see him fall into the 20th slot, however the Blackhawks got a tremendous young talent. The Blackhawks find themselves in a little cap trouble and it’s only going to get worse next season. They could use some of their top young talent in the NHL in the immediate future and Schmaltz is the type of player who could see some NHL time next season.