Blackhawks Sign Defenseman Jakub Galvas

On Thursday morning the Blackhawks added another defenseman to the organization.

Chicago announced the organization has signed defenseman Jakub Galvas to a two-year, entry-level contract that begins during the 2021-22 season and carries a $867,500 salary cap hit.

Galvas turns 22 on June 15. He was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the fifth round (#150 overall) of the 2017 NNHL Draft. He’s a left-handed shooting defenseman who is listed at 5-11 and 161 pounds.

19 thoughts on “Blackhawks Sign Defenseman Jakub Galvas

  • May 6, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Be good to see him in Rfd and see what he has to offer. Would been ufa if not signed before June, worth a little more time to see if he can become a good Nhl player.

  • May 6, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Don’t we ever learn a small body we need size and toughness

  • May 6, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Totally agree with Neil. We definitely need some players with some bulk and toughness to compliment our smaller players with speed. Not only do we need some size on the defensive side but we also need someone with size ,to park in front of the net and pick up some rebounds and not be easy to push around. Time for Bowman to check out the teams that have made the playoffs and it’s fairly evident what we are lacking.

  • May 6, 2021 at 10:31 am

    22 years old and he is weighing in at 161 pounds??? Well,I guess the lack of size is being addressed. Just to get to Boqvist size he is going to have to put on about 25 pounds and he is over 2 years older. Have they hit the rebuild yet?

  • May 6, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Spot on Tom stop drafting midgets were probably the smallest team in nhl or close to it

  • May 6, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Stan doesn’t get it he can’t blame mcdummy now get bigger keep z we need size sign z on one year deal still cheaper than Shaw

  • May 6, 2021 at 11:48 am

    “Don’t we ever learn a small body we need size and toughness”

    Blackhawks dressing Alec Regula (6-4, 209) on Thursday night.

    Pay attention to the complete system, folks. There’s size in there, too. We need bigger forwards without question, but we have some big defensemen coming.

  • May 6, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Exactly. Hoping that Alex Vlasic will make it up someday. He’s 19, at 6’6″ 200. Isaak Phillips, also 19 at 6’3″ 195. But most curious to see Josiah Slavin come up next year when his NHL deal begins. Lot’s of size and hope on the horizon.

  • May 6, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    And Slavin is 6’3″ 190. Forgot to add that.

  • May 6, 2021 at 1:04 pm


    Sounds better for the future as long as they can add some grit and toughness. Still can use someone to post up in front of the other teams goalie and get some rebounds as well as deflections. Also can serve as a distraction to the goalie and also a screen. Probably an old school philosophy but it still works.

  • May 6, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Beauty! Really Stan?! 5’11”, 161 pound defenceman!
    Have you noticed the size of the competive forwards in the league??
    But….Maybe he’ll grow another 5 or 6 inches and 50-60 pounds!
    Stan- there’s a reason he was 5th round?

  • May 6, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Yes Tab we see the larger D men in the prospect pool, but what good are they if you pick sub par D men that will never make it to the NHL ??
    And my guess is Galvas will play a couple years in Rockford and perhaps move on.

  • May 6, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    “but what good are they if you pick sub par D men that will never make it to the NHL ??”

    Sees Regula in the lineup Thursday… answers question

  • May 6, 2021 at 9:35 pm


    regula playing one game in the nhl answers no questions. especially in regards to bowman’s abysmal performance the past several years. there isn’t one dman prospect of any size that he has ever drafted who projects to a top pairing player.

  • May 7, 2021 at 3:13 am

    I could care less if players are big, small, fast, or slow. I just want guys who win the puck. Black, white, man, woman, one-legged, I don’t care. We have been declining in puck possession since like 2013. Puck possession wins hockey games.

    Some meatheads on the Dach thread were calling him overrated, like TT. Clowns have the best jokes. TT posts a Corsi north of 60 over SIX SEASONS, which is insane. Dach is a master at winning the puck on the boards and in traffic. But yeah, let’s trash elite players who would/could give the Hawks what they’ve been steadily losing since 2014.

    I thought analytics would have driven the dinosaurs extinct by now, but good for them hanging in there I guess.

  • May 7, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    Tab….no that does not answer the question, 1 game does not make a career. When Gilbert played, he had a great start and was highly taughted, then what happen….down to Rockford and traded. You want size Tab…why isn’t Osipov up in Chicago ? Oh ya….he sucks and belongs in the ECHL….Why did they trade that big Swede we had about 3 yrs ago… can’t remember his name….point is size does not guarantee an NHL caliber player…I hope that answers your question.

  • May 7, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Size doesn’t really matter. Look at Brent Sopal. Average size and one hell of a defenseman in Stanley cup champion!

  • May 7, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    We have enough small, passive, skilled defensemen. We need some lean and mean muscle. If we don’t get it, we could make great strides toward being a much better team only to have bigger, more gritty rivals swat us away like flies in the big games. C’mon! This is Chicago … We’re supposed to be tough, right?

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