Blackhawks Reportedly Signing Defenseman Filip Roos

Because they apparently need more defensemen in the organization, the Chicago Blackhawks are reportedly signing another one. According to Swedish media outlet Sport Bladet the Blackhawks will sign defenseman Filip Roos.

Roos, 23, appeared in 50 games for Skellefteå AIK in the SHL this season. He’s listed at 6-3 and 190 pounds and is a left-handed shot.

He is the first European free agent to sign with the Blackhawks since Kyle Davidson was named the permanent general manager.

On the NHL roster, the Blackhawks have three defensemen who need a new contract after this season: Caleb Jones (RFA), Calvin de Haan and Erik Gustafsson (UFAs). de Haan and Gustafsson are both likely gone, but that doesn’t mean the Hawks are lacking for bodies on the blue line.

The Blackhawks currently have eight defensemen in the minor leagues and juniors, seven of whom are under contract through at least the 2022-23 season. The one defensemen in the minors who needs a new deal after this season is pending RFA Wyatt Kalynuk.

Ian Mitchell, Isaak Phillips, Jakub Galvas, Nicolas Beaudin and Alec Regula have all seen NHL action. Nolan Allan, the Hawks’ first-round pick in 2021, is already signed but played this season with Prince Albert in the WHL. Louis Crevier, Chicago’s seventh-round pick in 2020, also signed earlier this year after Davidson was named the interim GM and played for Quebec in the QMJHL this season.

14 thoughts on “Blackhawks Reportedly Signing Defenseman Filip Roos

  • April 6, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    A big 6’4″ 190lb left shot dman, say he has good hands, strong skater, offensive minded but responsible defensively. Interesting because he is 23 but say he will likely need more time to be Nhl ready. If they sign him he will burn his first elc year no matter where he plays next year, Nhl, Ahl or Shl.

  • April 6, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    6’3″ sorry

  • April 6, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    And if he turns out to be an acceptable NHL quality Dman, then in 3 years he can be traded off for something more important of need at that time. Assets are assets right now. Too much of something good allows for something good to be sold. But yes, when way too many of the same type asset exist, it is possible to be seen by buyers as selling from a weakness, and not necessarily getting top price.

    I’m all for bringing in talent. Also allows for more growth in Rockford.

    We need a quality teacher in Rockford. This summer.

  • April 6, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    Kalynuk a rfa this summer too, be 25 in a week, doesn’t really seem to be in plans anymore, wouldn’t be surprised to see him moved at draft time.

  • April 6, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    Who knows?? Good size seems like a late bloomer. Throw him in the pile.

  • April 6, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Agree with the comments thus far – it’s not like any of the current D prospects are sure fire NHLers – some will some won’t

    So why not try this guy – his specs look good anyway

  • April 7, 2022 at 6:11 am

    Another lotto ticket- nothing to lose- Hawks D and Hawks current scheme/coaching NOT working

    just blow it up- so good move

    Hope to see several new faces On the D rotation next yer… as well as new COACHES /systems

  • April 7, 2022 at 6:27 am

    Watch us defend right now. We need as many defenseman as possible to hope some of them develop and allow us to find 4-5 really high quality D men and 4-5 more that are not pylons.

  • April 7, 2022 at 11:05 am

    Getting good coaches at both NHL and AHL levels is absolutely crucial

    I’d like to see a new RKF coach rather than returning King there – I don’t see him as part of this rebuild at either level

  • April 7, 2022 at 11:51 am

    Lotto ticket. Rockford needs a bit of a clear out dman wise.

  • April 7, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    Wrap – I’m a believer the Rockford HC coach is more important than the NHL coach next year. We need to build from the bottom up. It’s crucial to set a new tone for what is expected for effort and team values for our future players, while also being patient and a teacher. That hire needs to be priority one and then a HC in Chicago with same values.

    Dig in or get lost.

  • April 7, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    love this idea. the more the merry, great to build the AHL team. who knows if any of these kids will be top 2 on a team nevermind top 7 on the depth charts.
    TAB be silent, we need to build from the bottom up. who knows KD may draft all fowards and then TAB will be “we did KD draft all Forwards”.

  • April 9, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Signing big bodies with talent is never a bad thing … So, how ’bout we be optimistic and proclaim “you can’t lose with Filip Roose!”

  • April 11, 2022 at 1:55 am

    I am convinced that Filip Roose (aka Mr. Roose) will instantly develop into such a phenomenal one-man NHL goal-stopper that we should have no qualms about playing the United Center peanut vendor between the pipes and rest assured that the Blackhawks will still be odds-on favorites to win the Vezina enroute to routinely collecting another cup. P.S. I’m drunk!

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