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Teuvo time: Teravainen will make ‘Hawks debut tonight

Mar 25, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT

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The wait is finally over — on Tuesday, Teuvo Teravainen will make his highly-anticipated Blackhawks and NHL debut, when Chicago hosts Dallas at the United Center.

Head coach Joel Quenneville has confirmed that Teravainen, the 18th overall pick at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, will draw in tonight as a center, likely between Brandon Saad and Ben Smith (based on the morning skate.)

Teravainen, 19, was considered to be one of the best players outside the NHL before joining the ‘Hawks last week. He starred for the gold medal-winning Finnish team at the ’14 World Juniors — making the All-Star team while leading the tournament in scoring — and tore it up with SM-liiga team Jokerit following the Worlds, finishing the year with 44 points in 49 games.





  1. esracerx46 - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    I certainly picked the right game to go to.

  2. hockeyornothing - Mar 25, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    I’m so jealous you’re going! Enjoy for me – I will be cheering !

  3. esracerx46 - Mar 25, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Section 302 row 1. I’m being very unproductive at work due to my impatience.

  4. blackhawks2010 - Mar 25, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    If Teuvo time gets a few SOG, it will be a successful outing. We need to ease him in….

  5. slysipops - Mar 25, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    hopefully it will be a rewarding night ! he’s not a big kid ,so i hope he doesn’t get hurt…we have enough of those problems. 2hrs. and 45 mins. til show time !

  6. chiadam - Mar 25, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Now he needs a cool nickname, and not a stupid hockey one. I don’t want to hear “Viner” or “Tavey”. The Finnisher has a nice ring to it.

  7. tfilarski - Mar 25, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    For as excited as we all are, we need to temper our expectations. We need to remember he’s just a 19 year old kid and will need some time adjusting. He will be playing on the 2nd line with Saad and Smith tonight. Reports out of the morning skate are saying he was not doing very well at the dot against Smith.


  8. hockeyornothing - Mar 25, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Well fortunately he did very very well at the dot. Seems to have a lot of hockey sense too. I thought the whole team looked more upbeat. Sick Shaw goal! Betcha Hjarmalson (sp) is quite the golfer

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