June 23, 2012 12:00 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks selected Canadian defenseman Dillon Fournier in the second round Saturday, making him the 48th overall pick.
The Blackhawks took the Montreal native after picking Finnish left wing Teuvo Teravainen at No. 18 on Friday. The 6-foot-2 Fournier spent last season with Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Chicago then drafted former Blackhawks star Jeremy Roenick’s nephew, taking forward Chris Calnan from Noble & Greenough School in Massachusetts in the third round (79th overall).
The Blackhawks finished fourth in the Central Division with the fifth-most points in the Western Conference, but were eliminated by Phoenix, the Pacific Division champion, in six games. Five went to overtime.
It was the second straight year the Blackhawks bowed out in the first round. They haven’t advanced in the playoffs since they won the Stanley Cup in 2010, but with stars such as Jonathan Toews leading the way, they believe they can contend for a title.
They expect Marian Hossa to be ready after he suffered a season-ending concussion on a hit to the head by Phoenix forward Raffi Torres, but they still have some question marks "
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Saturday, June 23, 2012 by Greenfield Daily Reporter
CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks selected Canadian defenseman Dillon Fournier in the second round Saturday, making him the 48th overall pick.Read more