On Day 10, we highlight a Chicago Blackhawks forward who is an unsung hero with the Blackhawks, Drake Caggiula.
The Chicago Blackhawks are just 10 days away from starting the season and have looked good in preseason games.
With a little over a week until the 2019-20 season begins, let’s spotlight someone who has almost been forgotten by fans.
Player Spotlight: Drake Caggiula
It has taken a long time for Drake Caggiula to it make to Chicago. Caggiula spent the first two and a half years of his career playing for the Edmonton Oilers, and in that time, he became a teammate anyone would be lucky to have on the ice.
Caggiula is not someone who will shy away from a fight, especially against opponents larger than him.
Drake Caggiula is a player that can play in any situation. He is someone who can play on the penalty kill, get under the skin of an opponent, and score a goal when needed.
In 26 games with the Blackhawks last season, Drake Caggiula registered 12 points. During his time in Chicago, Caggiula had the highest playing time of his career, playing in an average of 14:51 TOI per game.
There have been a lot of different suggestions of how the Blackhawks will build their lines going into the new season.
Some have suggested for Caggiula to play on the fourth line. However, when you look at his past, there is no reason Caggiula should be on the fourth line.
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Caggiula has played on the same line as players like Connor McDavid, Patrick Kane, and Jonathan Toews. He is a player that can skate with the best of the best, and there is no reason he shouldn’t do that again this year.
Caggiula brings a bit of everything to the table for the Blackhawks. He is fast, skilled, and can get scrappy when necessary.
We will see Caggiula again in action when the Chicago Blackhawks start their season in just 10 days.