It wasn’t a shock that Andrew Shaw’s name wasn’t on the Blackhawks’ postseason roster. He last appeared in a game for the Hawks in Denver against the Avs on Nov. 30; Shaw has been dealing with accumulated concussion symptoms.
On Monday, Shaw posted a message to Blackhawks fans on Instagram.
Shaw, who turns 29 on July 20, was the 139th overall selection by the Blackhawks in the fifth round of the 2011 NHL Draft. At the conclusion of the 2019-20 season he ranks 16th among all skaters from that draft in points (243), making him arguably the best value pick of Stan Bowman’s tenure as GM of the Hawks.
He has appeared in 72 postseason games in his career, 67 coming with the Blackhawks. Shaw was an important part of the 2013 and 2015 Stanley Cup championships.