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Chicago Blackhawks signed Kevin Korchinski (3 Years / $1,950,000 AAV)

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Aug. 10 at 11:23 a.m.
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Kevin Korchinski has signed a new contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.
ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT
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SIGNED BY: Kyle Davidson
LENGTH: 3 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: RFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks
VALUE: $5,850,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 1.15
SIGNING DATE: Aug. 10, 2022

Kevin Korchinski signed a 3 year, $5,850,000 contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on Aug. 10, 2022. The contract has a cap hit of $950,000.

SEASONCLAUSECAP HITTooltipAAV TooltipP. BONUSESTooltipS. BONUSESTooltipBASE SALARYTooltipTOTAL SALARYTooltipMINORS SALTooltip
2022-23$950,000$1,950,000$1,000,000$95,000$855,000$950,000$82,500
2023-24$950,000$1,950,000$1,000,000$95,000$855,000$950,000$82,500
2024-25$950,000$1,950,000$1,000,000$95,000$855,000$950,000$82,500
TOTAL$2,850,000$5,850,000$3,000,000$285,000$2,565,000$2,850,000$247,500
JUNIOR SALARY: 2022-23: $10,500 | 2023-24: $10,500
Aug. 10 at 11:30 a.m.
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9 games and back to junior on an ELC slide
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Aug. 10 at 11:30 a.m.
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I like Korchinski an awful lot-for his sake I hope he blossoms well, because otherwise he'll forever be known as the bust the Blackhawks got for DeBrincat. If he turns into a stud though, suddenly the trade might not look as bad for Kyle Davidson.
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Aug. 10 at 11:53 a.m.
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Favourite Blackhawk already
Aug. 10 at 12:17 p.m.
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Going into the draft, Korchinski was one of my favourite players. Love his game, but I can't believe they took him at 7
Aug. 10 at 1:16 p.m.
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Going into the draft, Korchinski was one of my favourite players. Love his game, but I can't believe they took him at 7


Detroit took Seider at 6 and that was consider a reach. **** even Seider thought it was a reach.
Aug. 10 at 1:17 p.m.
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Can anyone enlighten me as to the advantage of signing him (and other players) now when they clearly have a plan to play juniors for 1-2 more years?
Aug. 10 at 1:53 p.m.
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Detroit took Seider at 6 and that was consider a reach. **** even Seider thought it was a reach.


Kyle Davidson is not Steve Yzerman
Aug. 10 at 3:03 p.m.
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Can anyone enlighten me as to the advantage of signing him (and other players) now when they clearly have a plan to play juniors for 1-2 more years?


The team signs him opposed to waiting two years and risk the player walking to UFA to sign with any team. If the player plays the next two years in Juniors he is eligible for a contract slide, giving the team the potential for 5 years of ELC control. The player receives his signing bonus money immediately, which allows him to begin a successful financial life early.
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Aug. 10 at 3:43 p.m.
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Quoting: Jco5ta5
Can anyone enlighten me as to the advantage of signing him (and other players) now when they clearly have a plan to play juniors for 1-2 more years?


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The team signs him opposed to waiting two years and risk the player walking to UFA to sign with any team. If the player plays the next two years in Juniors he is eligible for a contract slide, giving the team the potential for 5 years of ELC control. The player receives his signing bonus money immediately, which allows him to begin a successful financial life early.


Bruins1054 is correct, but just to add on a couple of other factors. This allows the team to give the player early looks if they want in the NHL (if they play less than 10 NHL games a year their contract is still eligible to slide), and also, you can give CHL players a Juniors salary (max is $10.5k/year I believe). When this contract is fully confirmed we will see if they gave this to him
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Aug. 10 at 3:53 p.m.
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Sens fan here. Is Debrincat good?
Aug. 10 at 6:07 p.m.
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Bruins1054 is correct, but just to add on a couple of other factors. This allows the team to give the player early looks if they want in the NHL (if they play less than 10 NHL games a year their contract is still eligible to slide), and also, you can give CHL players a Juniors salary (max is $10.5k/year I believe). When this contract is fully confirmed we will see if they gave this to him


Quoting: Bruins1054_gmb
The team signs him opposed to waiting two years and risk the player walking to UFA to sign with any team. If the player plays the next two years in Juniors he is eligible for a contract slide, giving the team the potential for 5 years of ELC control. The player receives his signing bonus money immediately, which allows him to begin a successful financial life early.


Good points, especially the free agency one. Basically lock him up before he can grow sour and refuse to sign like Vesey and Hayes did.
Aug. 10 at 6:08 p.m.
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Edited Aug. 10 at 9:20 p.m.
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Sens fan here. Is Debrincat good?


He’s more of a defensive bottom 6 guy. Dorian got fleeced.
Aug. 11 at 1:33 p.m.
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Kyle Davidson is not Steve Yzerman


Davidson’s been in the role less than a year. Maybe he will be better. Time will tell.

I also don’t understand your argument here. You said you loved the guy but then say he’s a reach at 7. If you like a guy, you take him. It’s not like he was ranked 200 and Davidson grabbed him. He was ranked in the teens and was moving up. Davidson felt he was going to be taken before #13 and got him.
Aug. 11 at 2:49 p.m.
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Quoting: Jco5ta5
Davidson’s been in the role less than a year. Maybe he will be better. Time will tell.

I also don’t understand your argument here. You said you loved the guy but then say he’s a reach at 7. If you like a guy, you take him. It’s not like he was ranked 200 and Davidson grabbed him. He was ranked in the teens and was moving up. Davidson felt he was going to be taken before #13 and got him.


As much as I like Korchinski, theres a lot of work to be done. His defensive game needs a ton of work. There were just safer bets to take at 7, especially considering the sheer amount of talent they had to part with in order to obtain pick 7. I sincerely hope it pans out for Korchinski because he's got a ton of upside, but his success isnt guaranteed.
Aug. 11 at 6:35 p.m.
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He’s more of a defensive bottom 6 guy. Dorian got fleeced.


I might be completely stupid, but you can't convince me that's not sarcastic
Aug. 11 at 7:06 p.m.
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Thumbs down on the pick. Thumbs up on signing.
Aug. 12 at 5:27 a.m.
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I might be completely stupid, but you can't convince me that's not sarcastic


Haha. I like to be sarcastic on this site and joke around. Some people appreciate it, TML fans don’t. Dude commented sarcastically if Debrincat was good so I followed up with sarcasm. 🤷🏻‍♂️
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Aug. 12 at 8:40 p.m.
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Haha. I like to be sarcastic on this site and joke around. Some people appreciate it, TML fans don’t. Dude commented sarcastically if Debrincat was good so I followed up with sarcasm. 🤷🏻‍♂️


I mean there's a chance he genuinely doesn't know. Not knowing basic hockey things is common among users of this site. Wonder if its Wierd considering its a hockey site
Aug. 20 at 10:21 a.m.
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I mean there's a chance he genuinely doesn't know. Not knowing basic hockey things is common among users of this site. Wonder if its Wierd considering its a hockey site


Good point. It’s good to remember that not everybody knows everything you do. Some of us watch our home team and don’t really know the players on other teams beyond what their stats show. Some of us live in non-traditional hockey markets where we don’t get much analysis from the local media, so we come to places like this site for that. I’ve been crazy about hockey, especially at the NHL level, for a long time, but I hate it when people post analytics without explaining the point they’re trying to make with them. I wouldn’t over-explain everything, but I don’t think it hurts to include some additional information even if most of the people on this site already know it.

The question Senators fans should be asking about DeBrincat is not whether he’s good but whether he’ll stick around. He has one year left on his current contract. Then Ottawa will need to offer him a one-year, $9M contract to retain his rights if they don’t sign him to an extension first. If he accepts that offer, then I believe he can become an unrestricted free agent the following summer, or he could turn it down and go to arbitration with a similar result, so Ottawa is only guaranteed two years of his services, and if he wants to go somewhere else after that, there’s nothing they can do to stop him. Chicago would have been in the same situation if they had kept him. Their rebuild horizon is more than two years, which is why they were willing to give up a young 2-time 40 goal scorer who seems like an ideal player to build around. The trade was not as lopsided as it appears.
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