NHL trade rumors have been active with the Chicago Blackhawks. The team is going through a full re-build and they are looking to stockpile draft picks by trading assets.
Alex DeBrincat’s name was brought up at the NHL trade deadline but a deal could not be made.
Why would the Blackhawks trade DeBrincat?
- DeBrincat is Chicago’s best trade chip to begin stockpiling future assets
- By the time Chicago gets to where it wants, he will be middle-aged by NHL standards
- He is due a $9 million qualifying offer next summer
DeBrincat, 24, had 78 points in 82 games played last season. He is under contract for next season with a Blackhawks salary cap hit of $6.4 million.