Blackhawks Sign Forward Michal Teplý

Blackhawks prospect Michal Teplý announced in his Instagram account that he has signed an entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday. The deal has a $825,833 AAV and runs through the 2022-23 season.

Teplý, who will turn 19 on May 27, was originally a fourth round pick (#105 overall) by the Blackhawks in the 2019 NHL Draft. He scored 29 goals with 34 assists in 42 games for the Winnipeg Ice in the WHL this season.

He is a right-handed shooting winger listed at 6-3 and 192 pounds.

36 thoughts on “Blackhawks Sign Forward Michal Teplý

  • April 10, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Nice signing, brings some much needed size

  • April 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Nice highlights…good size ..I am glad they sign him.

  • April 10, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Potentially, Michael brings some badly-needed size with a knack for finding the net too. Good signing.

  • April 10, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Liked the pick from the start. Hopefully fill a power forward void. That’s Teply, Barrett, Altybarmakyan, Regula and high pick this draft that are possible impact players in 2 or 3 years.

  • April 10, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Give the kid a couple of years to fill out. Nice signing! He seems to fit a need.

  • April 10, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Yeaaaa BaBaaaay!

    This Teply and Barratt are going to be the kind of identity we want.

    In 2 yrs and on, teams are not going to like playing against this 3rd line.

    Barratt center Teply

  • April 10, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    So this guy had a really good yr in juniors, he was one? of the best players at workld juniors. Just like we have several top/or really good world juniors players last yr to.

    Thats a bunch of good young players coming. That do good when playing other top players at same age level.

    Enwhistle Kurachev Barratt Teply are players with some size physical and good. Theres our identity we ve been looking for right there.

  • April 10, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    All of you posting are correct.., the prudent thing would be to give Teply, Kurashev, Barratt a year or two and Entwhistle one more year. BUT…all of these guys have skill, skating & scoring ability. I am lobbying for “all” of them to be on the Hawks next year. I believe IF we have Gilbert plus another Gilbert type on D and 2 Carcillo- Brouwer- Mayer’s type at forward, an up tempo transition game by these guys will breath life into a “dead” roster. I believe it will juice Kane, Toews, Dunc,Seabs. This would work if a new coach does not demand strict schemes to be obeyed always. .. a new coach that fits schemes to his players- not make a player be what he is not.

  • April 10, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Rockford Coach Derek King said this week that Hawk fans should expect Phillip Kurashev in a Hawk uniform, when asked about one player to look forward to.
    It was great to hear thatbfrom a coach who is very very reserved about doling out praise.

    This will get talked about a lot down the road but remember that i mentioned this.
    The Hawks Love Jake Sanderson. They believe he is an absolute Stud on defense.
    The 2020 draft is a long way off at this point but just tuck that away. Jake Sanderson.

  • April 10, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Craig that seems to be a pick in keeping if the thought is to try and ride out the core contracts for what it gives and having getting young impact players coming approach. He will be in college for 2 or 3 years starting next year. Hope Kurashhev is on Nhl roster next season, look forward to it.

  • April 10, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Teply not especially physical from what I’ve seen, but he is gangly and should fill out. I think he needs a lot of work on his skating and is at least 2 years away, but nice hands and one of those guys the puck seems to follow so looking forward to watching his development.

  • April 10, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    I like Kurashev. Strong on his skates, pure release, natural goal scorer. Not many guys with those skills.

  • April 10, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Sniper Kubilik, Kurachev coming. Kaner is going to love feeding guys that score. Just like Bread Man and Sharpy. Even Steeger.

    23 91 88 The pizza line

  • April 10, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Yea Teply others are that young. Even BoQ is just 19. Dach.

    Barratt Mitch are more ready now/once they get feet wet.

    Which means that Boq and Dach are really going to be elite.

    Have a bunch of good young players, at once. A wave of elc players.

    Looking good in a couple yrs, even though not everyone makes it. Although we have the more the merrier amount of them.

  • April 10, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    @ tim 2

    i was a fan of quenneville, but i felt he was weak in terms of adapting style of play to the available talent and being patient with young players. as you put it so well… schemes to the players. not make a player be what he is not.

    i hope the message to colliton is don’t be afraid to play the young players and coach with a goal to make the team grow and be better. not necessarily make the playoffs. this mindset of acquiring aging veterans to try to slide into the playoffs has to stop. note to mc donough: that lie he tried to foist on the fans that the team was remodeling, not rebuilding, was a failure. it is time to dedicate the efforts to rebuilding now and if that message doesn’t play well with 2, 19, and/or 88 they can waive their nmcs.

  • April 11, 2020 at 12:03 am

    Give Teply a full year and be excited. Think vanek lite. His skating won’t make people happy at all.

  • April 11, 2020 at 12:58 am

    I donot think 19 88 are going anywhere. None of the top 10 teams can afford there caphits, even though they both prob be back to 6.3 or something and not be 10.5 anymore. Not without getting rid of a player with similiar caphit, then there not that much better-in a way.

    19 88 can see and will get a couple yrs with young wave and should start to like it. Having a quality deep roster again.

    2 not sure because ofthe timing on the young wavers. Hs still should be around for awhile. 2 and 88 could play to 43, where the style 7 and 19 play prob 40, kind of thing. So point is 2 could still be here like Rozy was on 3rd pair. Crafty old dynasty veteran. Like a Soaps/Rozy.

  • April 11, 2020 at 1:00 am

    MRFENN92, yea want to get excited for the young wavers, but we prob got a yr. Just know that are coming and more then not can be good players of those who make it.

    Like to see Kurachev Barratt Mitch playing this yr like BoQ and Dach did. Get feet wet and keep your head up for Flatlanders.

  • April 11, 2020 at 1:49 am

    A nice base to start with.Get him into Power Skating School immediately.We do not need anymore Stromes.Craig-I am doing my due diligence on your hot tip of Jake Sanderson.

  • April 11, 2020 at 2:04 am

    Teply is a project. 4th round pick because his skating is Strome like…Again, this is a project that may never pan out. At the Junior Championships, he could not keep up with the elite skaters. Did not score a goal! Maybe he can improve his skating which Strome never did. Maybe? Jake Sanderson? No!
    This team needs a strong elite skating and scoring winger now! Toews and Kane cannot wait 2-3 years for all these guys to maybe develop and help them, up front. So, Bowman needs to sign a top 6 forward and get rid of bad contracts like Zach Smith and either Muprhy, Dahann or Maatta…And get rid of Carpenter, please!
    Fire colliton and hire Laviolette! Hire a president to fire Bowman!

  • April 11, 2020 at 5:34 am

    Craig, Ian, Jordy, Moors, Bye Bye, Fenns, TimW, Hulls….got up to go to work & read your posts. You see it too! Made me optimistic! I get the caution…in your comments & you’re right. I just want to see four lines attacking attacking… burning up the ice. Happy Easter Boys. May the Peace that passeth all understanding in Christ be with you. PS- No… I’m not a hypocrite. I have to swear when I think of Bowmhead. I HOPE the Big Guy up north forgives me!

  • April 11, 2020 at 5:39 am

    PS-God “has “ to love hockey. Heck- HE probably plays pond hockey with Gordy, & kicks the shit out of Howe…& there’s nothing Howe can do about it!

  • April 11, 2020 at 8:24 am

    BBB as long veterans aren’t blocking development, i have no problem signing veterans who aren’t a long term committnent to try for playoffs. The young players currently on Nhl roster need experience there too as part of their develpment. Might get lucky and catch lightning in a bottle and get a bit of a run for them to get a taste of what they really want. Also helps with morale of your vets on the ice and in the lockerroom, leadership from within themselves will be big part of any return. Get younger but get better is the ultimate goal agree completely.

    Tim 2 lol, maybe he is skating out of the corner with Gordie on the ice saying keep your head up son.

  • April 11, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Fantastic signing. He had a decent World Jr’s this year too = 5 points in 5 games. Love his size & am looking forward to seeing him refine his game and become an NHL scoring winger for the Hawks!

  • April 11, 2020 at 9:33 am


    the key to your comment ……. “veterans aren’t blocking development.”

    shaw, maatta, de haan, & carpenter ……. three years each ……. no chance any of them will find another higher level to their performance ……. two injury prone, one a very poor skater ……. one who is merely another kampf, who they already had. $13.5 million of cap space pissed away for three years. and they still didn’t make the playoffs. kahun, jokiharju, and draft choices sent away.

    i know i am a broken record on this, but i was outraged at every one of these acquisitions last year, i was roundly criticized, and i was completely right. i don’t mind a one year flyer on a player who is recovering from injury or needs to resurrect his career, but those acquisitions were insanity.

    don’t ask me to suggest a player. i don’t know the league as many of you who comment on this site do. i only watch the hawks. but if such a player doesn’t exist then bite the bullet, go with what you have, and don’t piss away the future. one year ago this was a team going nowhere, the off season was not only abysmal in terms of the quality of the players acquired, but also the results one year later, and now they are up against it cap wise again.

    would anyone have been upset if carpenter was not signed and highmore played the entire year for the hawks? would the hawks have been a significantly worse team if sikura or wedin had been given 20/30 games to show what they could do instead of giving up draft picks for a guy i love, shaw, who was a concussion waiting to happen? would it have been horrible for fortin to have been given an opportunity to play 20/30 games and see if he could adapt the speed in his game to being an annoying, fast fourth liner and penalty killer? how about holm having gotten a chance or koekkoek getting playing time off the get go instead of being blocked by maatta and another injury waiting to happen in de haan? wouldn’t the hawks be better off today if those young guys had played and we had a better idea today of what they might contribute to the future?

    so ian, i am all on board with taking a flyer on a guy for next season if it is a one year contract. more than that i am not interested. i don’t mind missing the playoffs while building for the future. truthfully even prefer it because the draft position is better. i can get behind a young team trying to find their way.

  • April 11, 2020 at 10:20 am

    BBB hear what your saying and we want the same results. As for Carpenter i disagree because he became a no. 1 pk unit guy, a much bigger role than just being no.4 guy and the improvement there was obvious as his presence seemed to make others on pk better, in just my opinion.

    Shaw to me was an organizational decision, didn’t work ouf on the ice very good but if he ends up ltir that’s not blocking anybody. Don’t see how Dehaan, Maatta, Smith or Lehner blocked any Nhl ready prospects. I was one of Jokiharju’s biggest boosters, starting with his last year in juniors. The way Colliton treated him right off, making an example or whatever the reason, i thought was unprofessional as i said often. However if he wasn’t in their plans he was better off to go somewhere they wanted him. Likewise with Kahun he obviously wasn’t somebody viewed as a long term piece. Even you yourself has said more small speedy forwards aren’t the answer.

    I don’t see moving those vets like Smith and Maatta if needed as cap hell. They aren’t somebody that hurts long term to lose and not have to give up future to move, return they bring is not priority. Dehaan may be a little more difficult but he could be somebody to satisfy the compliancy rules in expansion draft if they need. There is one thing i like about those 3 is the fact, even if it is a last resort, buyouts on them aren’t unreasonable. Obviously not all 3 will need it but could be route for one if needed.

    In 3 years remember when locking up these future stars after their elcs expire. The caphit is all available right now. Seabrook would have one more year but at this point hard to say where he goes from here.

    One move i would like to see as a roster tweak would be moving Smith and using his caphit to resign Cagguila and sign a Kyle Clifford. Think this roster needs that element and Smith just doesn’t bring enough of it anymore.

  • April 11, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Mitchell signed sealed and delivered.

  • April 11, 2020 at 10:50 am

    MRENN92 is that the news out of Toronto.

  • April 11, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    I know it doesn’t mean much right now but Draft projections from a few ratings sights have the Hawks taking Anton Lundell-Center at #9 and New Jersey taking Jakr Sanderson at #10.The Hockey writers have the Hawks taking the Russian Goalie.He weighs 163 pounds.

  • April 11, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    POWER29, yea I thought someone said he had a, really, good world juniors. When I saw no goals and bad skating I was thinking, huh. I thought he did really good.

    5 pts in 5 games, point per game in that kind of competition should mean good. I know sometimes in tournaments some pad stats in those 10-1 games against the desert teams.

    Still might not make it or be really good/good. I take my chances with players who are good in world juniors or junior playoffs/chl like the several we had do that last yr.

  • April 11, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    one who is merely another kampf, who they already had. $13.5 million of cap space pissed away for three years

    none of these players is going to sign for one yr. Some do/most donot.

    13.5 m in capspace is only right now, trade/buyout/ltir, thing is its not guaranteed for 3 yrs.

    Right now its not 13.5, 65 and 44 are on ltir.

    Your right on the concept of using that cap spcae for other players that havnt ever been injured before, but that cap space is there to use. ltir 65 44 and 7 for that matter.

    Who ever isint on ltir will be traded/buyout by the time we need the space.

  • April 11, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Trading away Buckaroo, sure that was stupid.

    The cap space will be there, all of that 13.5, when we need it. That will be fixed.

  • April 11, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    To me 22 wasnt a problem caphit wise, he has the same caphit as any elc player.

    It was players like 15 6 that got in the way of younger players getting experience, but if they are NHL ready yet, they should only begetting coffee tastes not experience-20 game stunts.

  • April 11, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Boys- I hope Kane, Toews, Dunc, a& Seabs read all our posts. You all know why. It is my view that by that core reading our posts, “they” will create internal pressure for Wirtz to rid Chicago of McDonough, Colliton & Bownhead. The f’ing Chicago Blackhawks Are NOT a business model…they are a f’ing Hockey team.
    So….I’m gonna play GM again.
    Kane- Dach -Kubalik
    Teply- Toews-Carcillo/Brouwer/Eager FW
    Cat- Strome-Carcillo/Brouwer/Eager FW
    Scheme Kane& Dach to be interchangeable
    Ditto-Kurashev & Barratt
    So…Bownhead gave us smurfs on D. BUT- Seabs is NOT a smurf. Gilbert is NOT a smurf. Gee whiz Bownhead- Colliton…what to do??? Seabs & Gilbert & FA.s on 2nd & 3 rd lines have to throw down. Yeah… you Seabs.
    D Scheme-I’d use Boqs, Beaudin & Mitchell like the Orr Bruins . The Bruins “changed “ their scheme to “accommodate” Orr…he “led” the rush, the transition…while teammates “ covered” for him.
    First- I’d hire Orr to coach the D either as bench coach or D consultant. Bownhead gave us Boqs, Beaudin, Mitchell. USE them like Orr- their speed, stick handling, creativity. I’d have Coach “WATCH” tapes of Orr. What will you see??? Freedom- attack-creating scoring. NO STUPID – PREDICTABLE reversing the puck. In D zone. Just….GO!!!!!!! My rebuild is based on youth, speed & attack….frenzy. Bownhead went smurf speed….Jesus Colliton- you can’t “SEE” the possibilities with Boqs, Beaudin, Mitchell. WATCH the f’ing Orr tapes!!!! Orr either (1) carried out the puck or (2) he WAS the outlet in the middle. He got the pass in the D zone….and then…,he “changed” the game of hockey with his frenzied rushes up the ice. sorry to all who post here. We see it. We are all pissed off!!’n

  • April 11, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    By the way- Bye Bye- you are correct about Q. I love the guy too BUT he didn’t scheme to fit his players. The players had to fit his scheme…,BUT…he allowed stretch passes and up the middle outlets more than Colliton. Colliton must have watched too many woody woodpecker cartoons growing up- he likes the boards so much.

  • April 11, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    Boys-I just read about Colby Cave. All of us can talk theology, epistemology all day long….but the thing I never got was (is)…how can God allow these things to happen. Man!!!! There simply are no words…

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