Blackhawks Sign Tommy Wingels

NHL free agency opened up on Saturday and the Blackhawks are bringing a local product home.

Wingels, 29, was a sixth round pick (#177) in the 2008 NHL Draft before heading to Miami (Ohio). He had his best NHL season in 2013-14 with the San Jose Sharks when he scored 16 goals with 22 assists in 77 games.

San Jose traded Wingels to Ottawa last season during a rough season for the veteran. He had only seven goals and five assists in 73 combined games between the Sharks and Sens.

15 thoughts on “Blackhawks Sign Tommy Wingels

  • July 1, 2017 at 11:33 am

    SB couldn’t find a 4th line center that wins his fair share of faceoffs?

  • July 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Another offensively challenged player. Wasted roster spot. I would rather use the roster spot to develop a youngster with potential.

  • July 1, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    1961 – fundamentally agree w/ your premise. Desjardins II (circa ’16-17).

  • July 1, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    This guy sounds like a washed-up game show host. Probably plays like one too.

  • July 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Good mid-tier guy.

    New NHL, Tackle and go fast.

  • July 1, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I’m not sure what a “mid-tier” guy is. This guy is just Jeremy Morin with a funnier name.

  • July 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Daves a killer line.

    Now will there be no more whining about 22.

  • July 1, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Bls…what guy would you have liked to sign as a 4c that wins enough draws to make you happy?

    That guy wasnt out there. All depth guys that can be buried if the kids usurp them. No problem with letting the kids ripen in the A. I would hace prefered to go the kids…but they are complete unonowns at the pro much less nhl level.

  • July 1, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    1961, Iceman, and Fleming, I totally agree. This signing prevents a young talent from developing.

  • July 1, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    What Ernie said, some of the young guys need ahl time to get better. Having both is better.

  • July 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Wingels plays with some grit, so in isolation don’t mind but boy this is real patchwork -a lot of work for not so much gain–let the kids play!!
    Mostly this is a lot of nothing, instead of maybe one body that can help.

  • July 1, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    This is a good signing.

  • July 1, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Two big issues last year – couldn’t roll 4 lines since the 4th line sucked and we lacked any toughness. I think the moves today help these issues. Regarding letting the young guys play, first they have to prove that they are NHL talent. Fortin and Dcat have not played above juniors – I don’t have any expectations for them next year other than making Rockford more competitive. There will be lots of competition, no one is going to be given a job – that is very good. I’m still not sure where we find 6 d-men to play and back-up goalie will be a big drop-off from Darls.

  • July 1, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    MS, now theres a tell it how it is post.

    Not on many yr do you have one of the top 3 backups in league. We did in 2013 and 2015×2/16/17. Like BOS did when they had 30/40. Every team that has had top goalies combination cant keep them.

  • July 1, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Did i see a ghost?

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