June 19th, 2016: The Chicago Blackhawks sign Nick Schamltz to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Initial Reaction: YES! The Blackhawks sign their top prospect and hopefully he can continue to play at a high level in the NHL.
Current Assessment: Schmaltz was not ready to play at the NHL level. He needs to focus on shooting on net and being stronger on the puck. The Blackhawks sent him down to the AHL on December 4th. He has 4 goals and 1 assist.
June 23rd, 2016: The Blackhawks sign Dennis Rassmussen to a one-year deal.
Initial Assessment: Rasmussen is a good depth signing for the Blackhawks. He played some good minutes before being sent down to Rockford last year.
Current Assessment: Rasmussen has proven his useful again this season. He has played in 37 games for the Blackhawks. He has 3 goals and 3 assists.