2017-18 Blackhawks: Meet The New Guys

Before the first game of the new season begins, it’s worth a reminder of who the new guys are – and what numbers they’ll be wearing.


10 – Patrick Sharp

20 – Brandon Saad

12 – Alex DeBrincat

5-7, 165

Age: 19

Acquired: 2nd round – 39th overall selection – 2016 NHL Draft

2017-18 Cap Hit: $778,333

NHL Career: Rookie 

17 – Lance Bouma

6-2, 208

Age: 27

Acquired: signed as free agent

2017-18 Cap Hit: $1.0M

NHL Career: 304 games, 27 goals, 40 assists

57 – Tommy Wingels

6-0, 200

Age: 29

Acquired: signed as free agent

2017-18 Cap Hit: $750k

NHL Career: 373 games, 53 goals, 73 assists




5 – Connor Murphy

6-4, 212

Age: 24

Acquired: via trade from Arizona

2017-18 Cap Hit: $3.85M

NHL Career: 258 games, 13 goals, 36 assists



11 – Cody Franson

6-5, 224

Age: 30

Acquired: signed as free agent

2017-18 Cap Hit: $1.0M

NHL Career: 527 games, 42 goals, 163 assists


44 – Jan Rutta

6-3, 200

Age: 27

Acquired: signed as free agent

2017-18 Cap Hit: $925k

NHL Career: Rookie 

82 – Jordan Oesterle

6-0, 182

Age: 25

Acquired: signed as free agent

2017-18 Cap Hit: $650k

NHL Career: 25 games, 0 goals, 6 assists




31 – Anton Forsberg


Age: 24

Acquired: via trade from Columbus

2017-18 Cap Hit: $750k

NHL Career: 10 games, 1-8-0, .879 sv pct, 4.02 GAA


10 thoughts on “2017-18 Blackhawks: Meet The New Guys

  • October 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    One of the Canadian writers from out west, in a poll, in the Toronto paper had Forsberg as the Calder winner-(now that’s a stretch-and a big assumption)
    sure hope Murphy is healthy and productive, it’s nice to have some size on the back end.

  • October 5, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Looking forward to tonight.

  • October 5, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Connor Murphy is such a key piece to this team. We potentially have decent forward depth if none of the kids regress. But man does our D look better if Murphy can slot in alongside Keith.

  • October 5, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Uf Debrincat plays every game when they play Vegas on Oct. 24th his slide year is gone and the next game against Vegas Jan. 5th if still on roster he accrues a year toward ufa status.

  • October 5, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Agree with you Travis ,i really think that after 10-15 games with the Hawks Murphy will get use to his new environment and will become a really good Dman ..Murphy is still young and still have a lot to learn but he has a lot off guys with experience who can help him ..

  • October 5, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    So much for youth movement, Hartman gets 19 goals last year and promptly gets benched for Wingels??? And Bouma!

  • October 5, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Oops, Hartman is in! Mes excuses!

  • October 5, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Savoir AKA Totti – read the lineup. Get to know the numbers. There’s a reason we published this. You’re welcome.

    Hartman is in the game. He has a goal. He is probably going to have a really good year if he sticks on the opposite wing of 88.

    Thus far, the Hawks top 6 looks absolutely lethal

  • October 5, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Love seeing Keith and Seabs back on the blue line together!

    Encore une fois, if you want to speak to Mr.Totti?, Tab, he may have a different area code. Merci

  • October 5, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    ….really hope Schmaltz is ok…looked very serious and would be a huge loss.

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