Blackhawks: Highlighting every player on an entry-level contract

Kirby Dach #77, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Chicago Blackhawks, Dennis Gilbert
Dennis Gilbert #39, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Roster Defensemen On Entry-Level Contracts

Adam Boqvist

Lucas Carlsson

Dennis Gilbert

While Lucas Carlsson and Dennis Gilbert might not be elite NHL defensemen, Adam Boqvist might be someday. I am looking forward to seeing the role he takes with the team in the next few years, even though I am worried about the contract he might ask for.

I was going to put a player like Ian Mitchell in this section, but seeing as he has not played an NHL game yet, and it might be best that he waits till next season, we kept him with the nonroster defensemen.

Do not count Dennis Gilbert and Lucas Carlsson out just yet. Both of those guys have shown that they will do anything to keep the Blackhawks competitive. I love the energy Gilbert brings to the ice, and sometimes it is not all about the talent a player has, rather it is who wants it most.

The great thing about this Blackhawks team is that if you go back five years you would not see this many entry-level contracts on their roster. Now, however, they make up the majority of their roster!