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Chicago Blackhawks: Alex DeBrincat 3 keys to success for 2020-2021

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Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks
Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Call it a slump if you want, but Alex DeBrincat didn’t manage to raise eyebrows in this season for the Blackhawks in the same way he did last year. That doesn’t mean his season was a loss, not at all. There was a lot to like about DeBrincat’s season, even if he left fans wanting more.

After the Chicago Blackhawks are publicly committed to developing younger players, it’s hard to think of anyone else on the team more fitting to lead that movement than Alex DeBrincat.

The 22-year-old winger will be entering his fourth season if you can believe it. Right now Kirby Dach has stolen some of DeBrincat’s thunder, but DeBrincat is still very young to be as successful as he has been in the league.

The former 2016 second-round draft pick definitely has shown that he could have gone higher in the draft. Just have a look at his stats through the first three years of his career:

However, most people think he’s capable of more than what he showed this last season. If the team had played a full 82 game schedule he would likely have surpassed 20 goals for the year, but it still probably would have been his lowest scoring season so far. Here are three keys to success for Alex DeBrincat’s 2020-2021 campaign.

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