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Report: 2020 first-round pick Lukas Reichel to sign with Blackhawks this summer

Another prospect is reportedly on his way to Chicago.

According to Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times, 2020 first-round pick Lukas Reichel will be signing with the team that drafted him in the summer, likely after Reichel finishes playing for Germany in the IIHF World Championships.

Reichel, who turned 19 on Monday, was selected by Chicago with the No. 17 overall pick. When meeting with the media soon after the draft, Reichel offered his own timeline for when he expected to be ready for the NHL level:

That appears to have changed following Reichel’s stellar season with DEL champions Eisbaren Berlin.