Alex DeBrincat Headed to NHLPA Rookie Showcase

Alex DeBrincat will represent the Chicago Blackhawks at┬áthe NHLPA’s Rookie Showcase in Toronto on Aug. 28.

St. Louis leads the league with three players attending the showcase, which allows Upper Deck to get action shots of potential rookies for the upcoming season. Carolina, Boston and Anaheim will have two prospects in attendance.

Other players participating in the showcase are

  • Tage Thompson, Klim Kostin and Jake Walman (Blues)
  • Jake Bean and┬áJulien Gauthier (Hurricanes)
  • Anders Bjork and Charlie McAvoy (Bruins)
  • Sam Steel and Max Jones (Ducks)
  • Brock Boeser (Canucks)
  • Jeremy Bracco (Maple Leafs)
  • Cody Glass (Golden Knights)
  • Denis Gurianov (Stars)
  • Brett Howden (Lightning)
  • Tyson Jost (Avalanche)
  • Noah Juulsen (Canadiens)
  • Clayton Keller (Coyotes)
  • Luke Kunin (Wild)
  • Michael McLeod (Devils)
  • Philippe Myers (Flyers)
  • Tyler Parsons (Flames)
  • Jack Roslovic (Jets)
  • Owen Tippett (Panthers)
  • Colin White (Senators)

One thought on “Alex DeBrincat Headed to NHLPA Rookie Showcase

  1. Debrincat is like a (poor man’s) young Brett Hull. He knows how to get open like a clever wide receiver. Then he buries most passes to him in the net with his one-timer prowess. However, I’m worried. Despite his phenomenal record-setting minor league stats, he’s just a rook and, therefore, doesn’t command respect. Long story short, if he is put on a line with mediocre talent, he will be mediocre as well. If you give him half a chance with say Kane and Anisimov, he might largely offset the loss of Panarin while Toews benefits from the return of Saad and creates a great end result to this offseason’s player shifting. I know Sharpie is a factor in this equation too. Still, Debincrat is an expert at complimenting guys like McDavid, etc. If you stick him with a marginal talent, you may as well trade his potential right away for something else.

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