Blackhawks select defenseman Nolan Allan at No. 32 overall in 1st round of NHL Draft

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(670 The Score) The Blackhawks selected 18-year-old defenseman Nolan Allan with the No. 32 overall pick in the first round of the NHL Draft on Friday night.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Allan is a Canadian who shoots left-handed and currently plays for the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League. He has 11 points in 81 career WHL games.

Chicago selected Allan after making a blockbuster trade earlier in the evening. The Blackhawks acquired four-time All-Star defenseman Seth Jones from the Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Adam Boqvist, their No. 11 overall pick, a second-round pick here in 2021 and a first-round pick in 2022. In addition to Jones, Columbus sent Chicago the No. 32 pick that was used on Allan as well as a sixth-round pick in 2022.

The Blackhawks’ selection of Allan was rather unexpected, as he was ranked the 59th-best prospect entering the draft by TSN. He was ranked No.
83 by eliteprospects.com.