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Slender prospect with eye for goals, eyes spot on Blackhawks

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Published 3:33 p.m. ET Sept. 16, 2017 | Updated 3:46 p.m. ET Sept. 16, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — Alex DeBrincat is listed at 5-foot-7 and 165 pounds, and that might be a little generous. There is nothing about his appearance that even hints at his profession.

And then he hits the ice.

The 19-year-old DeBrincat is trying to grab a spot on the Chicago Blackhawks after leading the Erie Otters to the Ontario Hockey League championship in May. While he is a long shot to make the team out of training camp, there are openings on Chicago’s bottom three lines and it looks as if he could get a chance at some point this season.

“I think I have to show them that I’m strong enough and fast enough to…

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