The 2022 NHL Draft is a little less than two months away, and the Blackhawks currently possess eight picks. But none of those are in the first round after the old regime gave it up to Columbus as part of the Seth Jones trade.
The Blackhawks had an opportunity to gain a 2022 first-rounder in the Marc-Andre Fleury trade with Minnesota, but the Wild losing in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs squashed that possibility because the conditions weren't met. The Blackhawks needed the Wild to win six more games plus Fleury to account for two more wins.
Even though the Blackhawks don't have a first-rounder in this year's draft, that doesn't mean GM Kyle Davidson isn't going to try acquiring one. The question is, will he be able to? And at what price?