The Blackhawks departed the Steel City having fortified their organization with prospects.
In addition, general manager Stan Bowman also may have laid the groundwork for possible trades that could help form the roster for the 2012-13 season. When not focusing on making their eight selections in the NHL entry draft, Bowman and the Hawks contingent at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh were meeting with other teams about possible deals.
After selecting Finnish forward Teuvo Teravainen (TAY-vo Terra-VINE-en), in the first round (18th overall) Friday night and concentrating on possible trades, the Hawks spent Saturday building the future. In Rounds 2-7, they picked three forwards, two defensemen and two goaltenders.