Blackhawks Announce Camp Roster

On Monday morning the Chicago Blackhawks announced the roster for their summer camp in advance of their play-in series against the Edmonton Oilers.

Now official, both Brent Seabrook and Calvin de Haan will return from their theoretical season-ending surgeries to be part of the roster. The two veteran defensemen will be joined on the blue line by prospects Nicolas Beaudin, Chad Krys, Alec Regula and Lucas Carlsson. Dennis Gilbert, who appeared in 21 games with the Blackhawks this season, is not on the roster.

Injured forwards Andrew Shaw and Zack Smith are not on the camp roster. Forward prospects MacKenzie Entwistle, Brandon Hagel, Reese Johnson, Matthew Highmore, Philipp Kurashev, Dylan Sikura and John Quenneville are also on the roster.

The Hawks have five goaltenders in camp. Corey Crawford and Malcolm Subban are the NHL roster regulars. They will be joined by Kevin Lankinen, Collin Delia and Matt Tomkins.

13 thoughts on “Blackhawks Announce Camp Roster

  1. No Fortin or Gilbert, kinda surprising. Also Mitchell if burning a year could attend camp and not be eligible to play, so maybe not burning a year. Have to cut 4 before they start playing i think.

  2. i can see not playing fortin in games if he was invited to camp, but did not perform well. i cannot understand not inviting a guy to camp with speed to burn. there is an endless list of players in all sports who performed better playing with the first team and being supported by that level of talent than they did playing with second teams or minor league teams.

    this is a winnable series where an “x” factor from out of the blue can have an impact. i believe not even giving fortin a chance to impress in camp speaks to my desire to have new, unbiased eyes looking on this franchise at the coaching and general manager positions. reese johnson and quennville are on the roster, but a guy who can flat out fly isn’t given an opportunity. makes no sense to me.

  3. First taste of playoff atmosphere, for Dach, Kubalik, Strome, Debrincat, Nylander, Murphy, Boqvist and Subban. Also invitees, Hagel, Kurashev, Entwistle, Quenneville, Sikura, Johnson, Carlsson, Beaudin, Krys, Regula, Delia, Lankinen and Tomkins. A good step for them.

    With Fortin a rfa, maybe they don’t plan on resigning him and want a contract player to get the experience.

  4. I hope our “high school” coach has been watching the replays of the Stanley Cup years. He may learn how to coach at the big time level. All he had to do was watch Coach Q. and how he handled and managed the team. No matter what happens in this short stint, Bowman and this guy have to go.

  5. I’m not sure I would qualify this as a “first taste of playoff atmosphere” given they’ll be playing with no fans after 4 months off… This will be like nothing anyone has ever seen in the NHL. With that being said, it is great experience for the kids on the list to see how the vets prep for go time.

  6. I wouldn’t say typical playoff atmosphere either, just didn’t have another discription come to mind. Intensity on the ice and desire to win will still be there, just that watching and playing without fans will definitely impact the games.

  7. The line pairings are… interesting.

    Not loving Kubalik out of the top six. I really thought that Kubalik with Toews and Saad makes the most sense.

    Despite Nylander having some success on the Kane line prior to the pandemic outbreak, I am not a fan of him there. I think Nylander needs to earn his keep in the bottom six, maybe develop some chemistry with Dach on the third line.

    Would like to see the Cat reunited with Kaner and Strome on the #2 line.

    The D pairings seem to have Seabrook and Carlsson on the outside looking in. Which would make sense in Seabrooks case especially, as he probably needs to prove he is fully recovered from his injury.

    I hope deHaan is recovered and picks up where he left off before he got hurt. If that is the case, the defense may actually be adequate…

    It’s weird to be posting an actual hockey comment right now…

  8. @Miro: agree 100% on Kubalik and Toews. They developed some real chemistry last year. Sometimes you look at these things and think okay the guy making the decision is an NHL coach so he must see something that the rest of us don’t. Other times you wonder what color is the sky in this guy’s world. This is one of the latter.

  9. Tab I agree, great experience for the “kids” for sure before 20-21 season actually begins!
    A bonus considering we weren’t likely to make playoffs anyway!
    But, also a good tune-up for the vets to see what condition they are in BEFORE regular season- and where to focus their “get-in-game-shape” training regimen – before October 1!!

  10. Surprise that the Hawks didn’t included Fortin ( speed ). the kids I would like to See play are Hagel, Kurashev , Régula , Entwistle and Lankinen( will not play ) Just to give them a taste of NHL playoff. Hagel has a chance but the other kids have no chance except iff the virus hit the team.NHL have 30 cases according to Rds

    Prediction..Oilers in 5 ….1 game in overtime 2 in double overtime .Hopefully good experience for the kids .

  11. 1 .Hockey with tans is SO WEIRD.
    2. Good to be back, friends. Man I missed this.
    3. I know it’s only the 1st day of camp but whyyyyyyyyy does JC insist on splitting up Cat and Strome? Why why why?
    4.I am definitely NOT a fan of Nylander–especially on the 2nd line.
    5. Also 100% agree w/Jordy & Miro re: Cappy & Kubalik. They had some good stuff going.

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