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Blackhawks Select Center With Their First Pick

The Chicago Blackhawks used their first pick of the 2011 Draft, 18th overall, to select Center Mark McNeil. McNeil most recently played for Prince Albert of the WHL.

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The 18 year old Center is considered to already have a pro-style game. McNeil’s strengths include his passing and ability to play defense.

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This past season McNeil led Prince Albert in assists and helped them make the playoffs for the first time since 2006-07.