Blackhawks hopefuls showcased at prospects camp

CHICAGO, Ill. (WIFR) -- We're still a couple months away from the start of training camp, but many young Blackhawks hopefuls are hoping to get noticed at prospects camp this week.

41 skaters, drafted by the team or invited, are expected to hit the ice at the MB Ice Arena in Chicago this week for the annual camp. It's a chance for skaters and goalies to showcase their talents to Hawks management and coaches.

While this by no means will decide who makes the Blackhawks opening roster, it does give skaters an idea of where they are midway through summer workouts.

There are seven IceHogs players on the current roster participating in the camp. Many of the other prospects may see time in Rockford at some point this season.