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The State of the Chicago Blackhawks’ Goalie Situation

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 18: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks follows the action against the Arizona Coyotes at the United Center on October18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 18: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks follows the action against the Arizona Coyotes at the United Center on October18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Matt Tomkins – 2012 7th Round Pick, #199 overall

(Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

In this group of talented goalies, Matt Tomkins is definitely flying under-the-radar. He’s spent the most time with the Hawks’ ECHL affiliate, Indy Fuel, the past few years after coming out of the NCAA with Ohio State University.

He’s also been up with the Rockford IceHogs when needed with injuries and other roster moves.

Last season, Tomkins played 54 games and went 29-19-5 with a .905 save percentage. He’s currently on an AHL contract, so there’s some uncertainty as to what his future would be with this organization. Though, I’d be inclined to keep him around.

Tomkins’ games played (54) was ranked first in the league and his wins (29) were tied for first, with Michael Houser (Cincinnati Cyclones). His total saves (1,713) were ranked second, only 48 away from first and 205 ahead of third.

The save percentage may not be very “flashy”, but in a league where defense is hard to come by, Matt Tomkins’ overall stats are very good and he’s a nice piece to have down your depth chart.

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