June 29th, 2015: David Rundblad, defenseman, sign a 2-year, $2.1 million contract with the Chicago Blackhawks
Initial Reaction: The Blackhawks signed a defenseman that they knew, and they needed defensive depth with Johnny Oduya not likely to be retained (he wasn’t).
Current Assessment: This was a horrible deal. Rundblad was a bad pickup when the Blackhawks traded second-round picks for him several seasons ago. The coaching staff did not like his game and rarely played him. He was waived and sent to Rockford.
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