Blackhawks: 5 Best Players During 2010s to not win a Stanley Cup

Artem Anisimov, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Nick Schmaltz, Chicago Blackhawks
Nick Schmaltz, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Nick Schmaltz

Nick Schmaltz played for the Blackhawks for almost 3 years, where he played in 162 games. During that time, he scored 29 goals with 61 assists giving him 91 points in Chicago.

Before being traded to Arizona, Schmaltz was having himself a solid start to his NHL career.

Schmaltz, who is just 24, could have been a star with the Blackhawks. Though I am glad the team has Dylan Strome, it would be interesting to see what Schmaltz could do as he gets older in the NHL.

He’s found himself playing well with the Coyotes, where he’s scored 16 goals with 53 assists in 87 games there.

Schmaltz earned himself a seven-year contract worth $5,850,000 AAV with the Coyotes. The last three years of his contract have a modified no-movement clause.

If he can build on the success he’s found in Arizona, he has the potential to be a star in the NHL. The offensive players don’t have the skill of a Patrick Kane or a Alex DeBrincat in Arizona, but he’s still done well for what he’s had.

I don’t know if that’s a great contract or not. We’ll have to see how it turns out. If he ends up being a complete stud, $5,850,000 is perfect for seven-years. It opens up cap space to sign more players, something the Blackhawks don’t have a chance to do with their current situation.

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For those who are no longer on the team, good luck. For those still on the team, let’s bring the Stanley Cup back to Chicago.