Harding was drafted 91st overall by the Blackhawks at the 2021 NHL Draft on Saturday.
Harding was passed over in his first year of draft eligibility, but Chicago couldn't resist the 6-foot-7, 237-pound defensive monster this time around. His offense took a big jump in 2020-21, although that's hardly a surprise -- Harding would tower over the 16 and 17 year-old babes in the AJHL (Jr. A). He's headed to Providence and hopefully his game settles into a simple crease-clearing approach. Harding will struggle in the NHL with the speed and skill of today's stars, but a third-pairing, PK speciality is possible in the future.