Blackhawks Announce Training Camp Roster

On Wednesday evening, the Chicago Blackhawks released their training camp roster.

The initial roster is… massive. There are 63 players (38 forwards, 18 defensemen, 7 goaltenders) named for the camp, which begins with a 10 AM CT practice on Thursday, Sept. 23 at Fifth Third Arena.

Among the 63 players, there are nine forwards, one defenseman and two goaltenders attending on tryout agreements. Those players are: forwards D.J Busdeker, Liam Folkes, Carson Gicewicz, Kale Howarth*, Riley McKay, Dylan McLaughlin, Garrett Mitchell, Dmitri Osipov and Chris Wilkie, defenseman Ryan Stanton and goaltenders Tom Aubrun and Cale Morris. Stanton is a familiar name for fans.

Here’s the complete camp roster:

Forwards (38)
84 – Andrei Altybarmakian
26 – Evan Barratt
13 – Henrik Borgstrom
79 – D.J. Busdeker
22 – Ryan Carpenter
67 – Matej Chalupa
20 – Brett Connolly
28 – Colton Dach
77 – Kirby Dach
12 – Alex DeBrincat
58 – MacKenzie Entwistle
78 – Liam Folkes
11 – Adam Gaudette
15 – Carson Gicewicz
38 – Brandon Hagel
86 – Mike Hardman
34 – Kale Horwarth* (amateur tryout)
52 – Reese Johnson
90 – Tyler Johnson
88 – Patrick Kane
16 – Jujhar Khaira
8 – Dominik Kubalik
23 – Philipp Kurashev
25 – Jalen Luypen
68 – Riley McKay
39 – Dylan McLaughlin
14 – Garrett Mitchell
45 – Cam Morrison
92 – Alex Nylander
56 – Dmitri Osipov
59 – Jakub Pour
27 – Lukas Reichel
36 – Josiah Slavin
17 – Dylan Strome
53 – Michal Teply
19 – Jonathan Toews
53 – Chris Wilkie
54 – Chad Yetman

Defensemen (18)
42 – Nolan Allan
74 – Nicolas Beaudin
46 – Louis Crevier
44 – Calvin de Haan
62 – Ethan del Mastro
76 – Jakub Galvas
82 – Caleb Jones
4 – Seth Jones
48 – Wyatt Kalynuk
63 – Michael Krutil
43 – Chad Krys
6 – Jake McCabe
51 – Ian Mitchell
5 – Connor Murphy
41 – Isaak Phillips
75 – Alec Regula
55 – Ryan Stanton
61 – Riley Stillman

Goalies (7)
80 – Tom Aubrun
60 – Collin Delia
29 – Marc-Andre Fleury
32 – Kevin Lankinen
31 – Cale Morris
40 – Arvid Soderblom
30 – Malcolm Subban

28 thoughts on “Blackhawks Announce Training Camp Roster

  • September 22, 2021 at 7:57 pm
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    Great to see the prospects in system who can get there get a training camp, good experience for them. Should be some good competition for roster spots as well.

  • September 22, 2021 at 8:12 pm
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    Rookies , after the first couple of days there will be room to skate as the lineup will be down to 40 and those big heads will be gone ! Pops

  • September 22, 2021 at 8:27 pm
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    The offseason drought ends tomorrow. Yippee Kaiyaa!!!! Can’t wait to hear that Tazer is on the ice and looks good. Everything else after that takes a backseat.

  • September 22, 2021 at 8:37 pm
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    colton dach wearing larmer’s sweater. disgusting.

  • September 22, 2021 at 8:44 pm
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    That’s not a training camp roster it looks more like a convention. Who isn’t going to training camp??? The faster the “No way’s” get sent down then you can have a “training camp”.

  • September 22, 2021 at 9:17 pm
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    See what the physicals say tomorrow, if anybody not able to pracipitate in camp right away. Biggest camp since 2015, but has been high 50s a couple of years. Likely varies because alot of ncaa prospects who can’t participate, also prospects playing in Europe, leagues have started, unless they are expected to compete for a nhl roster spot they don’t get invited. Give the youngsters a few days of scrimmages and a fair number of them a game first before reassigning them likely.

  • September 23, 2021 at 6:32 am
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    Toews-
    By looking at a recent picture and some writer’s accounts- looks like he is “Ripped”

    Seems like he has wised up- from previous years- where his reported goal was to get quicker/leaner… ( typically- guys over 27 ish years old… don’t get faster -regardless of training). Guys over that age- can lift/train and get stronger for sure- but faster-no unless they were overweight/out of shape to begin.

    Looking forward to 19 winning more 50/50s- like he dominated at – in his first 8 NHL seasons
    So- physically – I think he is ready. Hope he/team has some early success to help 19 stay interested

  • September 23, 2021 at 12:59 pm
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    Same amount of Goalies as a Peewee travel team. BHawks have nice depth well into the ECHL pool.

  • September 24, 2021 at 6:01 am
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    Interesting day one, Toews looked good playing with Kubalik and Hagel, may have potential. Sounds like Toews may not be dressing every game, so maybe Strome platoons in when he doesn’t and plays bottom 6 when not there. T. Johnson between Cat and Kane, wait and see if they stay together or not. If so build another offensive 2way line with Dach, Kurashev/ Reichel yestsrday with almost surely Nylander, a stronger faster Gaudette and a skilled Borgstrom as other candidates.

    McCabe apparently showed alot of mobility paired with Jones.

  • September 24, 2021 at 10:44 am
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    When I watched the videos of Toews at training camp he looked winded and that was before his comments after practice. While it was great to see him out there it didn’t look like he was even close to playing 45+ second shifts in a game. Hopefully he will get a whole lot better or he isn’t going to be able to play very much. He might be “jacked” or “ripped” but his stamina and respiratory looks concerning.

  • September 24, 2021 at 2:02 pm
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    ER – I hear ya – I saw the same but if it’s only conditioning and not a lingering effect from his CIRS then I’m not worried – he’ll get his conditioning back and I believe Toews put it in those terms when he spoke

    Ian – you may be right about Strome as insurance for Toews – it’ll be interesting to see how it all shakes out because if Strome is kept (and not traded for now) and Reichel makes the team then at least one of Nylander, Gaudette and Borgstrom won’t make the team unless they move someone like Kurashev to RKF (I don’t want to see that) or trade say Carpenter – Connolly I’m assuming also won’t be on the team

  • September 24, 2021 at 3:52 pm
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    I’m not putting too much emphasis on a couple 30 second video clips from the 1st day of training camp – just citing my first impression. He didn’t look fatigued in the couple clips I saw from practice today – but the same applies whether he looks fatigued or better – not enough sample size to draw conclusions.

    Hey, wasn’t supposed to be a scrimmage today? I haven’t seen any comments or video from it.

  • September 24, 2021 at 4:16 pm
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    Wrap right now they have 15 fwds plus Shaw not counting Reichel, Hardman, Entwistle the most likely to make it who could start in Rfd. So somebody has got to be moved even if Shaw ltir is used to open season over cap limit., don’t see Kurashev back in Rfd. That route would leave very little wiggle room once season begins. Burying Connelly in minors buys ya a callup without using ltir but thats all. Borgstrom needs to clear waivers to go to Rfd. or back to Europe so likely he would be claimed, so a decision there. Toews on ltir to start gives room but looks like he might be opening night roster now. Agree a couple of videos from 1st day of camp doesn’t mean the sky is falling by any stretch. If Strome plays between Hagel & Kubalik more than Toews, this team is in trouble. That would more than likely be a 3rd line in that case and would actually lighten Toews load when he does play.
    Still think a good chance Strome is moved either now or early part of season, some team who is hurt by injuries could be a fit or something.

  • September 25, 2021 at 8:45 am
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    Ian – I could see Reichel waiting in RKF while the Hawks try via trade to open a spot for him – that trade would likely be Strome but could also be others like Nylander Gaudette Carpenter

  • September 25, 2021 at 5:36 pm
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    Wrap definitely somebody other than Strome could be moved. Two questions i have, will Reichel make team out of camp and will Toews be ready to start season. If no to both then no rush to make any moves, if yes then that means decisions needed on who to move or waive. Also from a cap standpoint, does Bowman want to be down to 81.5m for opening day or will he use Shaw’s ltir to build a roster that allows them to exceed cap by his caphit. Strome or Connelly caphits moved would work to get under cap ceiling, moving both and retaining half the salary of both works to maximize return for them. Even retain 1m of Stromes and bury Connelly allows them to get under cap ceiling and reduce roster to where they may want it as well. Have to wait see what happens.

  • September 25, 2021 at 5:53 pm
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    Strome still here indicates that Toews is still a question mark for being on the opening night roster taking his normal spot at #1 Center. With all the young talent in camp,there is no reason Connelly should not be moved or buried in Rockford. Lets hope if Nylander gets beaten out he gets moved or sits. No more gift wrapped spots on the roster.

  • September 25, 2021 at 9:21 pm
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    TimW. could be why Strome is still around. The T. Johnson acquisation kinda makes you wonder if the thought is Dach and Johnson can be 1-2 centers if need be and not be depending on Strome again to fill that role. Also they can take the load off of Toews in 5 on 5 play, game in game out and let him play a reduced role, where Strome bringing very little of what Toews brings in so many ways can’t really do that without leaving a big void.

  • September 26, 2021 at 5:27 am
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    By most accounts- I have read… seems like Strome is very dis-interested – so he knows he is there as insurance to Toews… and probably being shopped? That is my guess. I have not seen any of the practices. But most say- he looks less engaged than usual. Which is pretty sad-if true.

  • September 26, 2021 at 5:42 am
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    J Galvas- been hearing great things about him at camp.
    Seems to be the D equivalent of Hagel. Puckhound/tight gaps/excellent quickness/reads.

    Knocks on him – skinny as a rail. I remember seeing him at Draft year camp- in shorts talking w Rosey for long time… left thinking- who/why did Hawks waste there pick on such a tiny framed kid. I mean 150 lbs tiny. Researched him– been playing w Dad- in Mens top Czech league for years- so the IQ must be there.

    Hilites of him yesterday- show excellent patience/IQ. Just hope he can avoid the hits… wonder were his real weight is now,

    Might be the D surprise this year or next

  • September 26, 2021 at 6:40 am
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    Bowman made the statement a while back, something like, getting T. Johnson to go with Dach and Toews gives them 3 good C’s to build lines around. He also mentioned some C’s would need to play wing. That is where i believe it looks like Strome comes in, they like his talent and want him to earn a spot that way. Yes if Toews isn’t in lineup at times he would be one of first ones looked at to fill that spot obviously but not really sure they feel him being insurance is the reason why they’d keep him on the roster. Time will tell i guess.

  • September 26, 2021 at 9:31 am
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    Good to hear positive takes on Galvas. Decent looking pipeline to have lots of depth next few years. With guys like Galvas, Mitchell, Beaudin, Allen, Regula, Philips and Krutil all look to be slated to begin year in Rfd. with a chance to be Nhlers someday, not all top 4 candidates but still depth. Unsigned prospects Vlassic, Kaiser, Del Mastro, Crevier all with a chance to be nhlers should keep the depth behind S. Jones, Murphy and McCabe pretty solid for a number of years.

    Crevier, Yetman, Nordgren and Wise are on the clock for decisions on elcs by next summer or become ufas. Crevier looks like best bet to get one right now but big years from the others could earn them one.

  • September 26, 2021 at 3:06 pm
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    Strome’s future in CHI is also tied up with how others fare like Borgstrom Nylander Gaudette

    If Borgstrom for example shows enough at centre and Nylander and Gaudette at wing then the only reason to hang on to Strome is that nobody wants him or only wants him in an unreasonable trade

    Between those 4 players there is a lot of the same attributes so you’d have to think they won’t all be on the opening night roster

  • September 27, 2021 at 7:14 am
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    Being ripped is good in the NHL but part of 19s issue is that he plays his hockey ‘in the land of elbows’ and the head and concussions are a big problem for players like him. It doesn’t matter how big you get, the head is fragile and gets more so with each hit. I really hope he had good luck this year and beyond.

  • September 27, 2021 at 8:51 am
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    I commented on this a few days ago but I wonder if the new format has something to do with the reduced number of comments. I like the new format aesthetically but it is harder to read – it doesn’t flow from one comment to the next as easy as it did with the old format. Hopefully commenters will get used to it and this site can get back to being the Romper Room we came to expect.

  • September 27, 2021 at 9:15 am
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    raptor
    I agree with you for the format .. I am not sure about the black color . It’s really dark and not easy to read and I also see that their is a lot less comment since the new style .. not easy to please everyone .
    All the eyes will be on Toews from day one for sure , I don’t think he will play a full season but would love to see him play like 5-6 years ago . I still have doubts and I wonder iff he really love to play Hockey or just want to try to see iff he is still motivated. Maybe playing with many kids will help him regain is. ( Feu Sacré ) and find the warrior he was before. Love my Hawks

  • September 27, 2021 at 9:37 am
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    Missing Mo’s binge posts and a number of other regular posters have been noticeably absent since the switch.

  • September 27, 2021 at 9:40 am
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    Hopefully the start of season brings them back.

  • September 27, 2021 at 9:59 am
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    Mo – where are you? We might have to put out the bat signal for him.

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