According to Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune, Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman expects Northeastern forward Dylan Sikura to join the Blackhawks as soon as he can.
Just as John Hayden joined the Blackhawks last year immediately following the conclusion of his final collegiate season, it appears the Hawks plan on fast-tracking Sikura to the NHL roster.
Scott Powers of The Athletic reported in June that Sikura turned down a pro contract from the Blackhawks in March, opting to return for another college season.
Sikura, 22, was originally a sixth round pick (#178) by the Blackhawks at the 2014 NHL Draft. Last season he exploded at Northeastern for 21 goals and 36 assists in 38 games, and he’s continued his scoring pace in the new season. He has six goals and six assists in Northeastern’s first five games.
Listed at 5-11 and 165 pounds, he’s a left-handed shot.