Smooth skating offensive defenceman with good size. Defensive game is a work in progress but his raw tools give him top-four upside.
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July 2022 – Korchinski has been selected by the Chicago Blackhawks with the seventh overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. Nick Richard
February 2022 – Korchinski has come a long way since posting 10 points in 23 games for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL in his draft-1 year. This season, Korchinski trails only Denton Mateychuck in scoring among all draft-eligible CHL defencemen with 36 points in 40 games. That list includes potential first-round selections Pavel Mintyukov, Mats Lindgren, and Ty Nelson.
Kevin Korchinski is another one of the prototypical mobile defencemen that have taken over the preferred style of defensive play in the NHL. Starting off with mobility, Korchinski’s straight-line speed is his best tool and he complements it with strong crossovers as well as slick puck skills. In addition to his great mobility, Korchinski also has above-average vision and passing ability, which is evidenced by his 32 assists in 40 games. When Korchinski has the puck, he isn’t always eager to get rid of it. He usually shows good patience with