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25 Chicago Blackhawks In 25 Days: Day 18 Dylan Sikura

By Jimmy Lynch
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 18: Dylan Sikura #95 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks to pass against the Ottawa Senatorsat the United Center on February 18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Senators 8-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 18: Dylan Sikura #95 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks to pass against the Ottawa Senatorsat the United Center on February 18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Senators 8-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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We focus on Dylan Sikura for Day 18 of our 25 Chicago Blackhawks in 25 Days.

For number 18 on our list of Chicago Blackhawks player previews, let’s highlight a player who might find himself in Rockford this season, Dylan Sikura.

Sikura has the raw skills to be an NHL player, but he hasn’t put it all together at this point. He does have great possession numbers, which suggests he might be on the verge of finally breaking out in 2019-20.

Player Spotlight: Dylan Sikura

Dylan Sikura signed with the Blackhawks in March of 2018. He joined the team immediately after signing, and has not looked back since. Sikura, who played hockey at Northeastern University, was drafted in 2014.

Sikura is yet to score a goal in the NHL. However, that does not mean he can’t score. He scored some goals in the AHL for the Rockford IceHogs last season. (Sikura’s goal is at 51 second mark).

At Blackhawk Up, we have spoken of Sikura as a dark horse candidate in 2019, and even a secret weapon for the team going into the season.

No matter what, the Chicago Blackhawks obviously hold Sikura in high regard. The Blackhawks re-signed him back in June to a 2-year deal.

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I would like to believe that Dylan Sikura could be something for the Blackhawks. He has been given the opportunity on the top line with Jonathan Toews, and he has played in enough NHL games to understand the league.

Sikura might become a victim of a crowded roster. This is due to the additional acquisitions of forwards this offseason. Players like Alexander Nylander, Kirby Dach, and Dominik Kubalik are above him in the prospect pool.

Dylan Sikura still has the potential to be an NHL player, it is just a matter of will he do this in Chicago or some place else.

With the puck dropping in only 18 days, time will tell whether or not Sikura is on the opening night roster.

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