Left behind the draft NHL, the clubs actively worked on the market of free agents, exchanged, and now NHL.com offers a close look at the composition of each team. In this issue – “Chicago Blackhawks”.
“Chicago Blackhawks” www.chicagohitmenhockey.com scored only three goals in four Stanley Cup games and “lost” in the first round of “Nashville Predators”. It became clear that the team is waiting for change.
June 21, the club announced that 38-year-old striker Marian Hossa will miss the entire season due to skin disease.
This was followed by a whole series of exchanges and deals, which seriously changed the face of the team, although it was returned to the two players who achieved the highest achievements in their career at Blackhawks.
So, here’s what the composition of “Chicago” is at the moment:
Brandon Saad, striker: won the Stanley Cup with “Chicago” in 2013 and 2015. Returned to the team as part of an exchange with the Columbus Blue Jackets, which took place on June 23. “Blackhawks” sent Saad to “Columbus” on June 30, 2015. Last season, the striker played 82 games and scored 53 (24 + 29) points. In “Blackhawks” he spent the first four years of his career.
Patrick Sharp, striker: July 1 returned to the team, signing a contract for a year. The last two seasons spent in the Dallas Stars. Before “Dallas” ten years played for “Chicago” and won the Stanley Cup with this team in 2010, 2013 and 2015.
Connor Murphy, defender: came to the team on June 23 by exchange from Arizona Coyotes. Last season, the 24-year-old hockey player played 77 games, scored 17 points, setting a personal record in assists (15).
Anton Forsberg, goalkeeper: moved to “Chicago”, along with Saad from “Columbus”. Must become a reserve goalkeeper. June 26 signed a two-year contract.
Lance Bumah, striker: last season held 61 games for the Calgary Flames and earned seven (3 + 4) points. The contract with “Blackhawks” was signed on July 1.
Tommy Wingles, striker: born in the suburbs of Chicago. I signed a one-year contract on July 1. In 73 games for the “San Jose Sharks” and “Ottawa Senators” scored 12 (7 + 5) points.
Artemy Panarin, forward: “Chicago” traded it for Saad and Forsberg. Last season I scored 74 (31 + 43) points in 82 games.
Niklas Hjalmarsson, defender: exchanged for Arizona on Murphy and center forward Laurent Dofen. In 82 games I earned 18 (5 + 13) points. In the “Chicago” spent ten seasons. Three-time winner of the Stanley Cup.
Scott Darling, goalkeeper: was a reserve goalkeeper in the last two seasons. April 28, he was exchanged for Carolina Hurricanes. In the past season I played 32 games: 18-5-5, KH – 2.38, OB 92.4%.
Markus Kruger, center forward: on July 2 he was traded to Vegas Golden Knights. July 4, “Vegas” sent him to the “Carolina”.
Trevor van Rimsdijk, defender: “Vegas” took him out of the “Chicago” in the expansion draft June 21, and the next day traded in “Carolina”.
ON THE APPROACH
Alex Debrinkat, striker: 19-year-old hockey player was selected in the second round (39th number) in the 2016 draft. Last season I scored 127 (65 + 62) points in 63 games in the Youth Hockey League of Ontario. For three seasons in youth hockey, 191 games and 332 (167 + 165) points were scored on his account.
John Hayden, forward: 22-year-old striker drafted in the third round (74th number) in 2013. Four years, played for the team of Yale University. In the end of last season he moved to the professionals and took part in 12 games. Has typed in them four (1 + 3) points.
Laurent Dofen, forward: on account of the 22-year-old hockey player 24 games in the “Arizona” and three (2 + 1) points.
Jan Rutta, defender: The 26-year-old Czech on June 7 signed a one-year contract. The past season he spent in the Czech extra-league (“Chomutov”): 46 matches, 32 (8 + 24) points.