Luke Richardson hints at who the Blackhawks will draft.

Luke Richardson hints at who the Blackhawks will draft.

Luke Richardson provides a clue as to who the Chicago Blackhawks will select at the 2024 NHL Entry Draft.

Jonathan Larivee

There is a ton of uncertainty surrounding the upcoming 2024 National Hockey League Entry Draft with seemingly everything outside of Macklin Celebrini going first overall to the San Jose Sharks up in the air.

This week we were perhaps provided a little more clarity on that front when the Chicago Blackhawks appeared to tip their hand regarding their pick at the draft. The Blackhawks will select second overall and there seems to be a general consensus that the pick will be either forward Ivan Demidov or defenseman Artyom Levshunov, but Blackhawks head coach Luke Richardson may have revealed which of the two is more likely to be chosen.

Richardson was recently a guest on the Coming In Hot podcast and it sure sounded like he was describing the type of player he wants to see the Blackhawks add to his arsenal.

"We're looking for big rangey D that can defend and move the puck," said Richardson. "And more skill and speed up front."

At 6 foot 2 and 200 lbs already Artyom Levshunov would certainly fit the description being laid out here by Richardson, although there are some other defensemen in the draft who could also fit. Some have suggested that 18 year old Anton Silayev who is a massive 6 foot 7 and tips the scales at 211 lbs, a player that would absolutely fit Richardson's description, as well as Sam Dickinson of the London Knights who comes in at 6 foot 3 and 195 lbs is also an option that would fit the description of what Richardson appears to be looking for.

You can hear Richardson's comments in the short clip below.