The boy wonder couldn’t get in good with coach Joel Quenneville, and while Teuvo had his moments alongside fellow Q-ject Antoine Vermette during the 2015 postseason, it wasn’t terribly surprising to see him gone after the 2015-16 season.
But it was still disappointing. Teuvo had a ton of potential heading into his time with the Blackhawks, sometimes being called the Finnish Patrick Kane. The 22-year-old posted a career-high 44 points in his first season with Carolina, and it looks like he’s going to be given all the time in the world to develop and try to prosper in the NHL.
Teuvo currently comes at a cap hit of $2.86 million, but you can expect that to rise in the future should he see more success. I think the Blackhawks would have found a way to get his cap hit in down the line if they had given him more time to develop.
Should Blackhawks want him back: Yes.