Drake Caggiula played in 40-games during the regular season, putting up 9-goals and 6-assists for 15-points. That was a career-low in games played and assists for Caggiula. The thing about Caggiula that makes him a must-keep player is his physicality. That is something that the team lacks, especially since Andrew Shaw’s injury.
Caggiula made $1,500,000 last season, without him improving or the salary cap moving up in 2020-21, if he stays with the team, he should make the same amount.
Caggiula should be expected to sign a 2-year deal with the team, worth $3,000,000 in total ($1,500,000 AAV). He is a player that the Blackhawks need to keep around, as he adds a great depth to the team and is never afraid to drop the gloves.
With that signing, that gives the Blackhawks $4,877,915 left.