2019 Roster

Created by: exo2769
Initial Creation Date: Jul 19, 2019
Published: Jul 19 at 1:19 pm
Team: 2019-20 Chicago Blackhawks
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
Kirby is going to make this team out of the gate. It'll be a 9 game try out. I doubt there's any solid commitment beyond those 9 games until he proves himself during those 9 games. I've been watching prospect camp and saw the scrimmage. He's got sick moves, he's a big boy, and he's a lot faster than people are giving him credit...running down a breakaway on the backcheck was pretty impressive.

Kubliak didn't play, but I've seen him enough to know he has game. If not Kubliak then I'd give Kurashev a shot. He was impressive at camp laster year...played well in the OHL...and at worlds...and again this camp. He's going to be a heck of a player. if not him then Saarela. Another guy that I thought played well. I've heard people say Nylander's been head and shoulders above the rest, but I just don't see it yet. I don't think he's lazy in the sense that he doesn't put out effort...I just think he gives up on plays too early. When he doesn't...like he stuck to it in the 3rd during their scrimmage...then you get to see goals. You gotta give him credit when it's due. That goal was because of him. Consistent 100% compete is something he needs to work on. It's almost like he's waiting for something to happen AND THEN pounce on the opportunity rather than going out there and making the opportunity happen. Sometimes people get lucky, but more often than not you need to go out there and create your own luck. I'm going to stay optimistic, but I don't think he makes the team and he'll face adversity once more. It's time for him to sack up and give it everything he's got. This is probably his last chance.

Ian Mitchell, Adam Boqvist, and Nicloas Beaudin are all studs. I'm excited to see them when they're ready. I don't see Boqvist making the roster on opening night, but depending on how things go...he'll be the 1st call up for sure. Offensively he's everything as advertised and more. Let's work on gap control and an active stick.

I'm not worried about the bonuses. Most of those are for extremely high expectations. Strome and Dach being top 10 in points type bonuses. I don't see that $4M happening. The rest are real, but stuff happens throughout the year that I think they'll be ok.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Perlini, Brendan2$1,500,000
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
2021
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
MTL
2022
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$80,663,461$0$5,857,500$836,539
Left WingCenterRight Wing
CHI
Kubalik, Dominik
$925,000
LW
RFA - 1
CHI
Toews, Jonathan
$10,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
Kane, Patrick
$10,500,000
RW, C
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
DeBrincat, Alex
$778,333
LW, RW
RFA - 1
CHI
Strome, Dylan
$863,333
C
RFA - 1
CHI
Perlini, Brendan
$1,500,000
RW, LW
RFA - 1
CHI
Saad, Brandon
$6,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
CHI
Dach, Kirby
$925,000
C
RFA - 3
CHI
Shaw, Andrew
$3,900,000
C, RW
UFA - 3
CHI
Caggiula, Drake
$1,500,000
LW, C, RW
RFA - 1
CHI
Smith, Zack
$3,250,000
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 2
CHI
Carpenter, Ryan
$1,000,000
RW, C
UFA - 3
CHI
Kämpf, David
$1,000,000
C, RW
RFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
CHI
Keith, Duncan
$5,538,462
LD
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
Murphy, Connor
$3,850,000
RD
UFA - 3
CHI
Crawford, Corey
$6,000,000
G
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
CHI
De Haan, Calvin
$4,550,000
LD
UFA - 3
CHI
Gustafsson, Erik
$1,200,000
LD
UFA - 1
CHI
Lehner, Robin
$5,000,000
G
UFA - 1
CHI
Määttä, Olli
$4,083,333
LD
UFA - 3
CHI
Seabrook, Brent
$6,875,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 5
CHI
Koekkoek, Slater
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1

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Jul 19 at 1:39
#1
Joined: May 2019
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Refreshing to see Caggiula on the 4th line...where he belongs. The only thing I'd change is Dach's 9 games. He would really have to blow me away. Look at Strome or Owen Tippett. Each played 7 games and clearly didn't belong. Tippett was sent back after 7. Then sent back to Junior all of last year as well. Leaves them out of options next year for burning that first year off his ELC. He's also not AHL eligible next year unless the junior team agreed to let him go. Save the 9 for next year...unless he blows you away in camp.
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Jul 19 at 1:46
#2
Joined: Jun 2018
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Didnt get a chance to watch the scrimmage, how did Nylander look in a competitive situation? Have also heard hes "head and shoulders" better than the others in camp but the highlights ive seen of drills didnt convince me. Looked like he tries to force plays with his skills sometimes instead of making the simple meat and potatoes decision
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Jul 19 at 1:52
#3
exo2769
Joined: Jul 2015
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Quoting: newman23
Didnt get a chance to watch the scrimmage, how did Nylander look in a competitive situation? Have also heard hes "head and shoulders" better than the others in camp but the highlights ive seen of drills didnt convince me. Looked like he tries to force plays with his skills sometimes instead of making the simple meat and potatoes decision


His name wasn't mentioned much at all. I didn't see any flashes either. I saw 1 secondary assist from him. It was that play I mentioned in the description...he fought hard to keep the puck in the offensive zone and the team was rewarded because of his effort. Had to be a little disappointing to see other guys like Slavin score a Hat Trick and more specifically Saarela net 2 goals. It's was just one scrimmage so we'll see.
Jul 19 at 2:01
#4
exo2769
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Quoting: Rusty_Shackelford
Refreshing to see Caggiula on the 4th line...where he belongs. The only thing I'd change is Dach's 9 games. He would really have to blow me away. Look at Strome or Owen Tippett. Each played 7 games and clearly didn't belong. Tippett was sent back after 7. Then sent back to Junior all of last year as well. Leaves them out of options next year for burning that first year off his ELC. He's also not AHL eligible next year unless the junior team agreed to let him go. Save the 9 for next year...unless he blows you away in camp.


I'm not disagreeing with you at all. I also need to remind myself that it's only 1 scrimmage, but Dach was VERY impressive today. A lot of O'ley (Moving the puck between defenders legs and their own sticks.) and cheering from the crowd. That talent was an FULL display. Boqvist too for that matter, but back to Dach. A lot of puck possession and keeping it in the zone. Driving hard to the net...well...hard to the net for a prospect scrimmage... He looked the part and played what I thought was a more NHL style game than some of the other prospects playing and up and down shot it and retreat to play defense. It'll be a fun training camp!
Jul 19 at 2:03
#5
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 590
Likes: 115
Quoting: exo2769
His name wasn't mentioned much at all. I didn't see any flashes either. I saw 1 secondary assist from him. It was that play I mentioned in the description...he fought hard to keep the puck in the offensive zone and the team was rewarded because of his effort. Had to be a little disappointing to see other guys like Slavin score a Hat Trick and more specifically Saarela net 2 goals. It's was just one scrimmage so we'll see.


Little disappointing. You'd hope an overager with pro experience would just be dominating these kids like dach and boqvist were. Doesnt bode great for training camp where he'll be playing against much better competition
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