The Chicago Blackhawks very own Alex DeBrincat truly is a one-of-a-kind player as the team’s star is continuing to score highlight-reel goals night in and night out.
Alex DeBrincat is the first Blackhawk this season to score 20 goals, but his impact on this team is about more than just scoring. DeBrincat is a perfect example of a complete player. While he might not have size, the young forward seems to find different ways to be a force both in the offensive and defensive zone.
His speed and energy help create turnovers at a crazy rate, and the most shocking thing of all is that DeBrincat is in the top ten in hits for the Hawks with 39 going into last night’s game via Hockey Reference.
The Hawks are lucky to have DeBrincat on their team, and it is amazing that they waited until the second round to pick up the former Erie Otter. Now in his fourth NHL season, DeBrincat already has 107 goals and 210 points all within 270 games.
While there have been some ups and downs within his career, including last season’s major downhill performance from DeBrincat where he could not get a bounce all season, DeBrincat has proven that he is a real threat in the NHL.
One thing that I am struggling with when it comes to Alex DeBrincat is where does he fit within the old team that was winning championships a few seasons ago. He is a great back checker, not as good as Hossa, but still great nonetheless, and he also is a great scorer probably better than Patrick Sharp.
DeBrincat is carving his own destiny with the Blackhawks and hopefully, it will end with a Stanley Cup in the next couple of seasons. For now, we will have to just enjoy the highlight reel goals he is scoring night in and night out.
DeBrincat and the Blackhawks are back in action on Thursday when the team faces the Dallas Stars once again.