|Born||January 26, 1996,|
Elk River, Minnesota, U.S.
|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
|NHL Draft||173rd overall, 2016|
Blake Hillman (born January 26, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing for the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL. Hillman was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the sixth round, 173rd overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Hillman played two seasons in the USHL with the Dubuque Fighting Saints and Waterloo Black Hawks, before attending the University of Denver. Hillman played three years at the University of Denver where he was a member of the 2017 NCAA Champion Denver Pioneers. Hillman was drafted in the sixth round, 173rd overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
At the end of his junior year, Hillman signed a two year entry level contract with the Blackhawks on March 27, 2018, and made his NHL debut on March 30, 2018, in a game between the Blackhawks and the Colorado Avalanche. Hillman recorded his first career NHL goal on April 4, 2018, in a game against the St. Louis Blues, to help the Blackhawks win 4–3.
As an impending restricted free agent, Hillman was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Blackhawks, releasing him as a free agent on June 25, 2019. With limited interest from NHL/AHL clubs, Hillman signed a one-year contract with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL on July 26, 2019.
International play[edit | edit source]
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2011–12||Elk River High||USHS||25||2||4||6||8||2||0||0||0||0|
|2012–13||Elk River High||USHS||24||2||12||14||8||2||0||2||2||2|
|2013–14||Dubuque Fighting Saints||USHL||57||3||10||13||24||7||0||0||0||0|
|2014–15||Dubuque Fighting Saints||USHL||42||3||8||11||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Waterloo Black Hawks||USHL||13||0||7||7||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||University of Denver||NCHC||39||3||8||11||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||University of Denver||NCHC||43||1||7||8||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||University of Denver||NCHC||41||3||9||12||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|2019–20||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||5||0||1||1||4||—||—||—||—||—|
References[edit | edit source]
- Knowles, Joe. "Defenseman Blake Hillman signs with Blackhawks, will join team immediately", chicagotribune.com. (en-US)
- 25 - Blake Hillman. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
- Saints Defenseman Commits to University of Denver (January 14, 2014). Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
- "Blake Hillman Signs with Chicago Blackhawks".
- "DU product Blake Hillman makes NHL debut for Blackhawks in Denver", The Denver Post, 2018-03-31. (en-US)
- "Late Chicago goal defeats Blues 4-3", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 4, 2018. Retrieved on April 4, 2018.
- "Blackhawks part ways with 4 minor-leaguers". Chicago Sun Times (June 25, 2019). Retrieved on June 25, 2019.
- "Former Blackhawks defenseman Blake Hillman inks contract". Toledo Walleye (July 26, 2019). Retrieved on July 26, 2019.
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