Blackhawks Offseason 2012: First Round Pick Teravainen Impresses Hawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have a bevy of talented forwards led by the likes of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. While it might not be in the immediate future, Chicago might have another talented youngster in its midst, according to NHL.com.

Seventeen-year-old Teuvo Teravainen impressed recently at the Blackhawks week-long prospects camp, showcasing Teravainen, the 18th overall pick of the 2012 NHL Draft.

"I think Teuvo has shown in a short amount of time here that he's got incredible talent, but he's not even 18 years old yet," Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said on the last day of camp. "It's great to see a young kid like Teuvo be as good as he is. He's the youngest kid at the camp here, and I think he's probably been one of the best kids all week."

Teravainen will head back to his home country of Finland for now, where he'll turn 18 years of age in September. He'll also get a season of pro hockey under his belt, with the Finnish team Jokerit Helsinki of SM-Liiga.

Bowman certainly feels good about Teravainen's future.

"He's going to be a special player, for sure, so it's exciting."

For more on the Blackhawks, please be sure to check out our blog Second City Hockey and SB Nation Chicago for all the latest news and updates.

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