With a couple more ex-Blackhawks returning to the team for the 2017-18 season, we look back on the success and struggles with other recent returnees to Chicago
As the dust has finally started to settle on a wild offseason for the Chicago Blackhawks, it looks like the trade for Brandon Saad, the trade for Connor Murphy, and the signing of Patrick Sharp will remain the most noteworthy acquisitions by Stan Bowman this summer.
While Murphy is a bit of a question mark for many ‘Hawks fans who don’t regularly get to watch the Coyotes play in Arizona, Saad and Sharp are names they certainly have not forgotten. It can be fun to see familiar faces return, especially ones who have won championships with you in the past, but it is anything but a guarantee the player returning is similar to the one who left.
Saad and Sharp are the sixth and seventh Blackhawks players to return to Chicago since 2013. Let’s take a look at how the other five players faired upon their return to the Windy City.