Blackhawks Re-Sign John Hayden

On Friday morning the Blackhawks announced a two-year extension with forward John Hayden.

Hayden, 23, was a restricted free agent.

Originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the 3rd round (#74 overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Hayden scored four times and added nine assists and 118 hits in 47 games with the Blackhawks last season.

23 thoughts on “Blackhawks Re-Sign John Hayden

  1. No surprise but good to get it done.

    I thought was a little disappointing last year – hope he finds another level this year and can play regular bottom 6 minutes

    We need guys like him to make a step forward and contribute consistently

  2. Nice move Stanley!
    750k for 2 years its perfect!

    Now its Hinostroza turn
    1M or 1.25M for 2 years???

  3. This is the time of year when Bowman gets all of his known commodities locked-in so he has a known cost for his theoretical roster next year. Then he knows exactly how much wiggle room he has to go play in free agent/trade market.

    Duclair is the one I’m watching…

  4. Hayden is solid, this is the type of player that every high-end contending team needs. He was yanked around last season on a bad team. He played his best prior to Crawford getting injured. If Hayden plays the entire season w/ a defined, steady role, he is good for at least ten goals. He skates well and can kill penalties.

    How is it Bowman gets a deal like this done for highly reasonable monies, and yet signs Rutta for three times Hayden’s cap hit? Bowman cuts good deals like this, but also horrendous deals like Rutta’s and Panik’s last year.

  5. Good to have it done and goid cap hit. Rutta is a ufa and there is a lack of rightside defensive depth next year is why he got a nice one year deal. Hino should be soon and Jurco and Duclair moved or signed and moved ?

  6. Montreal’s Marc Bergevin says he is “hunting” for Centers. He also has 4 second round picks, Might he be interested in Anisimov ?

    Also, I have a feeling Duclair gets moved. He had that one really fantastic game against Detroit but then not much else production wise. Great speed but I think if Stan gets a chance to move him at the draft he will.

  7. Great deal. Physicality, pk ability and good wrist shot. Hopefully he can develop into a top nine with game to game consistency.

  8. Good signing. I think Duclair will be an impact player for someone down the road, but not us. Too bad because I love his speed. Sign Hino and on to the draft.

  9. Hoping they leg to or package Duclair and Jurco for something useful. Duclair had no finish and Jurco is not much more than an AHL-quality forward.

  10. I like both signs, I thought Hinostroza played well with Toews and Saad, I would like to see those together again. Also I would let Jurco walk, and would like to see if that 20 yr. old Duclair can be found again, the guy who had 20G and 24A and plus 12 for lowly Arizona, and he only turns 23 in August. And my 2 cents for pick #8 is Wahlstrom or the Finish center, much bigger than young Teuvo. Obviously they would have to be there, but I have come around after favoring the D men earlier. And I prefer the center although I believe both will have real good careers.

  11. Jurco surprisingly showed a little spark at the end of last year although whether he can sustain it is questionable. Duclair has shown nothing. Among the marginal guys, keep the ones who compete and get rid of the passengers like Duclair. He is fools gold.

    AA to Habs sounds good (and given they are part of our principal trading axis along with Carolina and the Peg could be possible).

  12. Rutta also had pretty decent offensive numbers for the 57 or so games he played

    He’s UFA and on the open market would get what SB paid or more

    They could have let him walk but I think there’s a reasonable chance they trade him anyway

  13. Jurco did look good toward the end of the year – I don’t know how much stock you can put in that though

    If he’s signed to a low cost which he should be he might yet pan out – if not he can play in AHL or be waived

  14. They could lead the “V” formation from the mighty ducks movie, tuck Kane & D’Cat in behind them…

  15. I would take that 4th line any day. Give Hayden a look at third line minutes and a better playmaker and I bet he could score 15-18 goals.

  16. Tab – like you proposed fourth line.

    JB – “package Duclair and Jurco for something useful.” – YES.

    …and, move a few of the dmen who are basically depth guys.

  17. DD-if Duclair (and to an extent-Jurco) get moved again their worth would be? They’ve moved a few times in a short career which means one of two things-several teams don’t value their talent enough or they don’t help the atmosphere of the room (or both). Can’t see much for Duclair if he gets moved again-Rangers-Coyotes-Hawks- ? And he’s only 22— Jurco will probably end up being a Europe hockey player within a couple of years.

  18. On a team that plays pretty soft Hayden is a must. The kid has good hands and brings the physical play that the Hawks lack. But if he wants to stay full time he has to play in the crease and screen the other teams goalie, again something this team lacks. I think he has the skills to be another Holmstrum around the net.

  19. It would be good to package, instead of get less/not much individual. A package could help their worth/being what it is.

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