Blackhawks Sign F David Kampf

Kampf, 22, has spent the last four years with Chomutov Pirati in the Czech league. Listed at 6-0 and 180 pounds, the left handed shooting winger had 15 goals and 16 assists in 52 games last season.

According to Scott Powers of The Athletic, Kampf signed a two-year, $1.85 million entry-level contract.

37 thoughts on “Blackhawks Sign F David Kampf

  • April 27, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Frolik Jr.

  • April 27, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I thought that was Matthias From

  • April 27, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Looking at D man Calle Rosen as well.

  • April 27, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Elite prospects listed him at 6’2 and 192 lbs… quite a difference

  • April 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Once again, incompetence from this scouting team and GM. They cannot draft and have to rersoprt in signing free agents from US college hockey and the vodka leagues of EUROPE

  • April 27, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Maybe a 3rd liner some day at best!

  • May 2, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Depth forward move that will benefit Rock more than Chi. Not sure why people are freaking out.

  • May 2, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Agreed Mox. Overall system depth isn’t a bad thing. Some people just love to show their ignorance though.

  • May 2, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Uh, Fonsie, a guy named Panarin was scouted out of Russia.
    Maybe he’s not Canadian, but he’s pretty good.

  • May 2, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    I have yet to see Bread man over power and out work a guy for the puck . He does not go to the dirty areas ,no crash bang ,no board work , will never hoist a cup with the Hawks . What we do not require are more small import players .

  • May 2, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Hawkhead, we must be watching different players. The Panarin I watch frequently battles along the boards and comes away with the puck. I often marvel at his work ethic and ability to contribute to the cycle – that is along the boards in the o-zone. Admittedly he was a no show for the (brief) play-offs this season but so were a lot of other guys in the Indian head.

  • May 2, 2017 at 1:11 pm


    Panarin is a top 10 league scorer kinda hard to complain about a FA signing that has produced at his clip.

  • May 2, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    As for this guy who knows, guess we can find out soon enough

  • May 2, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    He does not go to the dirty areas ,no crash bang ,no board work ,

    Totally disagree-his board work in perhaps 2nd to none on the team–yes he isn’t a hitter, but he pays the price every game.

  • May 2, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    That’s a joke right Hawkhead?

  • May 2, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    The sad joke is ,our top line of Kane ,Panarin and Animesov , had their collective asses handed to them this year by the Preds . In last years match v.s. the Blues they did not fair much better ,and the outcome was the same ,.,.,first round exit . Now I realise you boys got a real lovin for his one dimensional play ,and his one timer ,but I stand by saying .,.,.,we will not win a cup with that group as our top line . There is not enough space ,or time in a playoff game for Breadmans style of play to work . Ask the great 8 how that’s been working for him . We have won 3 games in the last 11 playoff matches,.,.,not really lighting it up in the Breadman Era . Regular season stats mean very little come playoff time as we have been taught for a couple of years now .

  • May 2, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    With how much tackling they allow now, maybe they let go kick boxing moves. Then really watch out for the Bread.

  • May 2, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    The fact that you’re pairing the last two exits to Panarin shows you don’t know your ass from a hole in the ground, much less anything about hockey hawkhead.

  • May 2, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Learn hockey or even proper punctuation and maybe then I’ll take what you say seriously. After those 2 are accomplished maybe work on Anisimov’s name.

  • May 2, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    What exactly in my last post is not true Mox ,? Trade and give away top north american players ,sub in Russians and the like and wallah . Panarin is now the 3rd highest paid forward on the team ,with him in the fold we have accomplished some big accolades ,.,.,first in the west ,,.Kane wins scoring title ,.,.fuck all in my books .
    My comments talk of Panarin , but the big picture that you miss is the fact that our team dynamic has had a MAJOR shift ,the eggs are in a basket ,1 basket ,the supporting cast built around the proverbial CORE is simply not a cup contender .
    Now Mox your personal name calling towards me , my ass is hairy and white , and a hole in the ground is where you should insert your head ,.,.,pull it out when you grow a brain .

  • May 2, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Well Ernie i wish spelling Anisimovs name properly would make some sort of difference , but the dice have been cast ,.,.,we are stuck with his contract and his inability to contribute in the playoffs . Do not question my hockey knowledge ,i am an avid fan and self proclaimed stat junkie , you seem to be having an issue hearing my perspective , this is a site to air our opinions and feelings YES??/?? I see tough times ahead for my loved team ,.,.Bowman has us in a very poor position . I have been wearing the Hawk Jersey for 45 years now , good times and the bad ,.,.,like a marriage of sorts ,.,.,torture ,,.HA .

  • May 3, 2017 at 12:25 am

    The whole team had their ass handed to them. Not just the top line with a center that was barely mobile due to a high ankle sprain that probably shouldn’t have been played on. I wish Kane played like Panarin does. Panarin is better defensively and plays with a chip on his shoulder that Kane doesn’t. I’ll see Panarin busting his ass on the backcheck far more often than Kane. Based on your last 3 comments I’d venture to say you have something against Russians. Not an uncommon thing for your generation.

  • May 3, 2017 at 1:03 am

    If you think Kane needs to play more like Panarin you are fucked Ernie . Thats how misconstrued this thing we call a team has become . I love Russians , Ivonka to . Come out of the basement Ernie , grab your golf clubs ,spring is in the air .

  • May 3, 2017 at 1:19 am

    “Nice”(?) that Stan B. is signing (“just a”?) guys – always good to have options – but, I believe he really should be working to move a LARGE “core” contract (Seabs) or two. Otherwise, it’s likely nothing changes…except they’re all a year older.

    I appreciate (and respect) all that Seabrook has done (and what they say he brings to the locker room), but that contract kills flexibility for years — it would almost/might be worth DeBrincat to get somebody to take it (entirely). And yes, I realize there is probably NO chance he waives his no trade. Bowman has made made great moves, juggled the cap, etc., but he really fucked-up with the no trade clauses. I hope he can solve the problems >>> GO HAWKS!!

  • May 3, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Hawkhead… I made a similar comment on Panarin to a friend (who I always greet w/ Hockey Talk when we play basketball)… My comment on Panarin- was- He is like watching the Globetrotters play basketball… always entertaining- but it isn’t “real”- and it wouldn’t translate well in the Playoffs- where the game is played at another level… this doesn’t mean 72 isn’t talented or very good ( Globetrotter’s have some very serious skills)… just means that a lot of the shit he does in Regular season— will not work Vs. PO teams… and He wouldn’t even try because of the Risk/reward of the Play is Too great.

    during the season- most guys play the puck… in the PO’s most guys play the body- and the players know this!

  • May 3, 2017 at 6:32 am

    If they can rid themselves of 7’s contract without giving up their only possible blue chip (DCat) prospect then yes it should be considered–but I think they need to start to think drafting and player development over a Panic(k) move.

    The Hawks have been well served by some of the Sweds and Russians but I would like to see them go back to the CHL and look at getting a future core d-man in the next two drafts. I know their 88-19 window is closing somewhat but they need to look long term as well or it may be a long road with little fruit to bare. They have a tough dilemma-no doubt about it.

    It’s funny but the two patterns in past drafts that worked have been Americans in the Ontario Hockey L (Saad, Kane, Hartman, D-Cat) and Canadians in the NCAA (Toews, Keith)

  • May 3, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Disagree with Hawkhead and Wall and agree with Ernie, Noonan, and mox, southside, and smitty- Panarin is not one-dimensional player at all. He was one of the only players pushing the play in games 1 and 2 this year vs nash. With his center playing on one foot and not able to win any draws, of course panarin and kane and whole line’s effectiveness is going to be dramatically reduced. Panarin is fantastic on cycles, datsyuk-like in deft and smeaky puck takeaways/robbery that creates chances off quick transitions. His shot is lethal and he puts it on net much more often than most guys in league…also datsyuk-like, rarely wasting shots. Almost always hard wrister or slapper with at least chance of a rebound. His pointshots create havoc in front of opposing goalies, like keith’s wristers used to kinda.

    For those who think you can’t win playoff games with Panarin, before coming to hawks, Panarin had 20 points in 20 playoff games albeit in KHL enroute to a championship. Khl is not same as nhl granted in playoffs but playoffs still share some characteristics and to excel at that level in games that matter is a translatable achievement more often than not.

    Could Panarin have been better? Sure. But he was far from our problem. It was a bad matchup but if anyone is to blame for lack of effectiveness on that line it is Kane for not playing anywhere near the heights he is capable of– see last 3 games of 2014 LA series for examples to compare (and sustained unreal hockey level perhaps never matched to date). The other blame should go to coaching staff and maybe up to Scotty bowman who always seemed to be able to make the right adjustments to allow Hawks to “break through” in the nick of time to right a series and then go on to win in the playoffs. Hawks used to be lethal in games 4-7 of a series (ridiculous winning pctgs) and credit the adjustments by coaching staff etc for a lot of that that was missing this year and to a lesser extent even against st louis last year. Will take Panarin on my team any year however it may be true that a guy like Saad or a guy like Shaw would be able to be more effective in playoff style hockey than Panarin but often a lot of the reason those guys excel is all of the attention by best players of other teams is on shutting down, maiming and whatever other crap they can do to take guys like Panarin off their game because they know guys like Panarin can be gamebreakers and difference makers if not watched and slashed and tackled 24/7- see nash series for great examples of that.

  • May 3, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Great posts Wall and Noonan ,you are bang on with your analogy of Panarin Wall .
    Drafting from the North American pool would be a good start . We will see if Mr. Bowman can work his magic again .

  • May 3, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Hawkhead- it is similar to my opinion on Bolts- couple years ago… I said Kucherov is better than Stamkos… (or at least – I liked his game more)

    Not to say Stamkos (or Panarin) isn’t a great player… I just think Kucherov can get you PO goals/points… be effective in many ways- speed , crash net, tip ins, etc.

    Stamkos in PO- just a PP sniper -imo- that gets shut down by PO defenses.

  • May 3, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Most of what all of you are saying is right. I wouldn’t compare 72 to 20 and 65. 72 compares to 10 in style of player.

  • May 3, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Saad > Panarin. Not even close, especially when it comes to what is essential to have during crunch time and playoff hockey. Saad is a dynamic two way player and Toews has not been remotely the same player the last two years without him. He’s gone become of the cap. And Anisimov and Panarin were a terrific pair of consolation prizes. And yes, Panarin is a wizard offensively. But Panarin has also been completely neutered in the playoffs two years running.

    The Hawks miss the dynamicism, skating ability and defense of forwards lost, very notably Saad. And you could even argue Frolik. Bowman’s fragmented and desparate approach of looking for college free agents and under the radar European and Russian bred options isn’t going to cut it. Fact is success has decimated our ability to draft and develop. When a guy like Nick Schmaltz is clearly at the head of your organizational farm system then that speaks volumes as to how deluded the talent in your pipeline has become.

    Bowman has his work cut out. Absent some high level draft picks it’s incumbent on him to scout North American talent like crazy and land on a couple lotto tickets. Novelty acts like DeBrindicat combined with the college free agent and Euro/Ruskie strategy ain’t going to cut it.

  • May 4, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Hard to compare Rufus, as when Saad played the core/engine of the team was running on all cylinders-Saad fit in like a glove. in this playoffs the Breadman at least battled until he realized the others were stuck in neutral.
    Saad was a big piece but hard to confirm your theory. That said they miss a player like Saader.

  • May 4, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Getzlaf is a stud !

  • May 4, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Thats the thing even if we had Saader he would have sucked as much as everyone else did. We havnt seen how good Bread or Arty is yet. We will when we play good.

    These are diff. style of players though and cannot compare. Frozal and Saader were nothing like Sharpy and whoever. Bread is just like Sharpy a really good sniper and when team is playing, playing then he will be like 10 in prime yrs.

    What we need is a bunch of tackle and go fast players that go hand in and with this fucking league and their penalty calling. Its not just young mans its tackle and go fast.

  • May 5, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Good point morrison

  • May 5, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    And Saad has done exactly what in Columbus in postseason?

  • May 6, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Try coming up with something original, Fonsie aka Alfonso

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