With one game left in the regular season, a couple Blackhawks are set to reach financial incentives.
There has been plenty of discussion around the bonuses rookie forward Artemi Panarin could reach. If he finishes in the top ten in scoring among NHL forwards, Panarin stands to receive a $1.725M bonus.
Panarin is currently ninth among forwards with 74 points. Right behind him with 73 points are Tyler Seguin (whose regular season is over), Kings center Anze Kopitar and Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko (who scored both goals against the Hawks on Thursday). After Kopitar and Tarasenko, there’s a four-point gap to Islanders star John Tavares with 69 points.
But Panarin isn’t the only Hawks player reaching financial benchmarks late this season.
Veteran defenseman Michal Rozsival played in his 50th game on Thursday night, earning him a $100,000 bonus.