Drake Caggiula is currently playing for a new contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. He is signed for $925,000 until the end of the season. When his contract expires he will become an RFA. Caggiula has 3 goals this season, but his ice time has decreased by almost 3 and a half minutes on average.
If Caggiula wants to prove he can play as a top-6 or top-9 player again, maybe it will be best that he does it elsewhere. After all, the team is not utilizing him correctly. Caggiula succeeded last year when he played alongside Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, but if the team is not going to use him that way, then what does he really bring to the table?
Maybe a team like Colorado is looking to add a piece to their team, following the injuries to their top-6, or maybe, some team wants to add a gritty player capable of putting pucks in the net for the playoffs. Either way, Caggiula might be better off playing elsewhere, and with a contract that is up at the end of the year, he is expendable.
Teams look to add a player on an expiring contract for a push in the playoffs. Drake Caggiula is that and more. His resume includes playing alongside players like Connor McDavid and Patrick Kane. Any team would be lucky to have him.