Chicago Blackhawks To Sign Tommy Wingels According To Reports

OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 8: Tommy Wingels
OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 8: Tommy Wingels /

The NHL Free Agency Period opens at Noon today, and there are already reports that the Chicago Blackhawks are signing both Patrick Sharp and Tommy Wingels to contracts. 

If the Chicago Blackhawks are trading Marcus Kruger to the Vegas Golden Knights sometime today or tomorrow after his bonus kicks in then this tweet makes a whole lot of sense if you think that the two biggest weaknesses on the Chicago Blackhawks are center and defense.

Wingels played for Ottawa last season after getting traded there from San Jose before the trade deadline last January.

His best seasons came in San Jose with his career year coming in 2013-2014 when he scored 16 times and picked up 22 assists for the Sharks.

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He would fit in on the bottom 2 lines center the youth or older folks like Patrick Sharp who according to every report out there is signing for 1 million dollar today with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Wingels is the kind of player that will fill a role for the time being. He’s 29 years old and is a centerman who can play on the PK which will need some building up with the departure of Kruger.

This is of course not some blockbuster deal, but one of those Stan Bowman deals that go under the radar especially if he can have a nice season eating up time and Pk time for the Blackhawks.

Of course none of this is totally confirmed yet, but according to sources it will be a done deal today.

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