The Chicago Blackhawks that might not be back next season

Jonathan Toews #19, Chicago Blackhawks (Getty Images)
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Chicago Blackhawks, Andrew Shaw, Olli Maatta
Chicago Blackhawks, Andrew Shaw, Olli Maatta (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) /

Drake Caggiula

I do not think we have seen Drake Caggiula at his best yet. There is another level I believe the 25-year-old forward can reach, and I hope he reaches that new level with the Blackhawks. Caggiula can play practically anywhere in your lineup and can play many different roles.

He is a forward I would like on the ice when you are down a goal with a minute left, and when you are up a goal trying to defend a lead. Caggiula has experience playing in the bottom six and playing on the top line alongside players like Toews, Kane, and Connor McDavid when he was on the Edmonton Oilers.

Right now, the future of Drake Caggiula and the Blackhawks is up in the air, as he is not a number one priority like Kubalik or Strome to re-sign. The only way Caggiula gets another crack at the NHL with the Blackhawks is if we trade away a few other players this offseason like Shaw and Maatta.

Do you want to see Caggiula back next season even if it costs the Blackhawks a player like Andrew Shaw? There is still one more player on our list and he might be the most important player the Blackhawks have unsigned.