After winning only one of his first seven faceoffs on Saturday night against the Dallas Stars, coach Joel Quenneville moved Teuvo Teravainen from his position centering the third line up to the “lottery spot,” skating with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa on Chicgo’s top line.
And, according to reports on Monday, that’s where the young phenom will stay.
Teuvo Teravainen will be on the top line with Toews and Hossa to start the season. “Hopefully, all year,” Quenneville says. #Blackhawks
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) October 5, 2015
Teravainen, 21, had nine points in 34 regular season games and 10 points in 18 playoff contests as the Hawks won the Stanley Cup.
The Blackhawks skated Artemi Panarin with Artem Anisimov and Patrick Kane extensively on Saturday night, and that line stayed together at the morning practice on Monday.
With Teravainen moving up to the top line, Andrew Shaw – who started with Toews and Hossa on Saturday – is back to playing center on the third line. He was with Bryan Bickell and rookie Kyle Baun on Monday. Newcomer Ryan Garbutt was on a line with Marcus Kruger and Andrew Desjardins.