There's very little for Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz to complain about when he sits in on organizational meetings with general manager Stan Bowman.
The Blackhawks are a model franchise. The defending Stanley Cup champions are in a strong position to contend for their third league championship in the last five seasons, as the club has a strong mix of superstars (Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa) along with role players (Andrew Shaw, Brandon Saad, Johnny Oduya and Niklas Hjalmarsson) who thrive in pressure situations.
But it doesn't stop there. The Blackhawks have a well-stocked minor league system that is loaded with solid prospects. The underrated heroes are the excellent scouts who have found these talented players.
In this piece, we look at the most underrated prospect at each position.
Don't look for future stars like center Teuvo Teravainen and right wing Ryan Hartman, the Blackhawks' first-round picks in each of the last two seasons, respectively.
Thanks to Hockey's Future for providing scouting reports on several of these prospects.