Roy Radke Headed To Finland

Roy Radke is headed to Finland, according to Scott Powers of The Athletic.

The Blackhawks forfeited his rights when they didn’t sign Radke before June 1. The forward has signed a one-year deal with SaiPa in Finland’s Liiga, according to Powers. Radke participated in the Blackhawks’ summer prospect camp.

Radke, 20, was a fifth round pick by the Blackhawks in 2015. He appeared in 45 games with the Barrie Colts (OHL) in 2016-17, scoring 23 goals with 13 assists. His season ended early because of shoulder surgery, however.

21 thoughts on “Roy Radke Headed To Finland

  • August 30, 2017 at 12:55 pm
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    Hope he makes it back. Thought he looked like a very good prospect. Local guy too.

  • August 30, 2017 at 3:10 pm
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    Maybe a year from now he will come back …..
    Specially if he has a good year.

  • August 30, 2017 at 3:46 pm
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    can a UFA be re-drafted if they never signed a contract? am guessing that the Hawks won’t have 1st dibs on him when/if he becomes a potential NHLer.

    not sure how the negotiations went prior to him not signing after the 2015 draft, but would expect the his perception of them will significantly impact the ability of the Hawks to sign him in the future.

  • August 30, 2017 at 7:02 pm
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    I think the Hawks let this one get away. It’s not easy finding a power forward of his size and speed and strength. When he gets back from Finland, the Hawks won’t be able to afford him.

  • August 30, 2017 at 10:34 pm
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    Another blunder! Why not sign him? More scoring potential than Baun and better speed??? DO not understand this one. 23 goals in 45 games?????

  • August 31, 2017 at 9:07 am
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    Totti- gotta agree based on views of him at camp versus Baun at Rock…

    SB- supposedly chasing Zaripov from Russia… seen some of his hi-lights… Guy looks like he would put up 60 points with Kane…. easy!!!

  • August 31, 2017 at 9:11 am
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    Wall, Zaripov is 36 years old. Are we talking about the same guy?

  • August 31, 2017 at 10:48 am
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    Scott Powers said they reached out to him no formal offer. Suspended by ÌIHF for 2 years he’s not eligible for olympics so wants to sign with NHL team.

  • August 31, 2017 at 11:11 am
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    Stan might as well sign Jaromir Jagr

  • August 31, 2017 at 11:31 am
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    Hellsfire…….i also think that Jagr is coming to Town …thats my feeling….He would be a big plus for the Hawks but not at 4-5 millions $

  • August 31, 2017 at 11:36 am
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    Hawks2010 i agree. Jagr is desperate. I’m sure he’ll sign with anyone despite the price range

  • August 31, 2017 at 11:47 am
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    Please no!
    Younger, faster
    ….perhaps Chelios?

  • August 31, 2017 at 12:47 pm
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    Zaripov put up good numbers in khl and international play but his best year was 2008-09. Probably be a scrappy/physical bottom 6 winger with some offense.

  • August 31, 2017 at 2:34 pm
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    Ian- it is always hard to judge speed KHL… AND- Hilites are from several years…

    So I don’t know how much he has slowed down… But this guy has elite vision/Play making/ and shit-tons of patience… kind of Anisimov like around the net… AA has great understanding of time/space… that’s what makes him so High % around the net…

    Zaripov- (if he is – Andrew Brunette SLOW… then I say PASS!!!)… otherwise this guy would be great with Kane

  • August 31, 2017 at 3:37 pm
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    Not disputing what your saying Wall and he played alot of international hockey but my fear is that he is 36 yrs. old and his best year was 08/09 and he wasn’ t on his khl teams top line last year.

  • September 1, 2017 at 10:00 am
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    Ian- if he skates like Brunette… I say he Zaripov- would be garbage/bad sign…

    if He skates closer to Brad Richards/2015… I think Zaripov would do as good/better than Richards/Kane – 2015… just my 2 cents- based on Highlites of Zaripov’s game…

    Guy- has great/vision/playmaking… and Kane- would make his life/game even better… perfect fit… but can Hawks afford the guy???

    If I am Zaripov- I am not playing “for next contract”… too old- for the next one

  • September 1, 2017 at 10:52 am
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    His agent reportedly is asking for a one year deal, not sure what the thought is. Probably be a pto and sign after ltir if it happens.

  • September 2, 2017 at 3:28 am
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    36 years old? Why? No need for him but this again tells us the bowman prospects are low quality!

  • September 3, 2017 at 10:45 pm
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    Answer is no, Funkyhawk

  • September 5, 2017 at 12:41 pm
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    Bogus, dudes.

  • September 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm
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    We are starting to act like the desperate HAWKS of the early 2000’s??? Signing over the hill plays with no speed!!!

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