Blackhawks: Highlighting every player on an entry-level contract

Kirby Dach #77, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Anton Wedin, Chicago Blackhawks
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Non-Roster Forwards On Entry-Level Contracts

Anton Wedin

Reese Johnson

Phillip Kurashev

Tim Soderlund

Mikael Hakkarainen

Mackenzie Entwistle

Alexandre Fortin

Andrei Altybarmakyan

Michal Teply

Matej Chalupa

Evan Barratt

There are a lot of interesting players on this list that can help the Blackhawks a year or two down the line. Michal Teply, who was drafted in the fourth round of 2019, is an interesting player I am hoping to see a few years down the line.

Teply has the size and can hopefully make an impact on the roster. Some players who can step into the bottom six a little quicker would be Phillip Kurashev, Alexandre Fortin and Mackenzie Entwistle, both of those last two guys have spent time at the NHL level already with the Blackhawks.

Finding depth at forward might be an important piece of the Blackhawks next season with how little salary cap room the team has set up for then.