David Kampf has been playing a big role with the Chicago Blackhawks all season. Kampf seems to have found a home in coach Jeremy Colliton‘s heart, as he has averaged about 15:09 TOI, which is a career high.
The 24-year-old Blackhawks’ center has been known only as a fourth line player his first few years he was in Chicago. Honestly, people just penciled him in as the next Marcus Kruger and moved on.
However, this season, he has been given a bigger role with the team. Kampf is one of the Blackhawks’ best centermen, with a 50.3 FOW%, and he has been playing on a line with players like Brandon Saad and Andrew Shaw through the first month of the season.
Kampf has 5 points in 16 games this season for the Blackhawks. Those are not crazy numbers. I honestly question why Jeremy Colliton has been playing Kampf so much, but at the same time, we also saw Ryan Carpenter center a line with Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat earlier this season.
David Kampf might be expendable for the Blackhawks. The young center has not set himself apart from all the other centers on this roster, and with Kirby Dach staying in the NHL this season, the center position is even more crowded. If the Blackhawks are looking to add a second or third-round pick at the draft this summer, they might be interested in shipping David Kampf out.