The Chicago Blackhawks traded away Dylan Sikura last offseason for Brandon Pirri. The deal was pretty much just a swap of forwards that struggled to find their way in the NHL. Sikura finally scored his first goal with the Golden Knights.
For the Blackhawks, the team traded Sikura after he played in 47 games over the course of three seasons. Sikura was drafted in the sixth round of the 2014 NHL draft by the Blackhawks, and he never really found a spot on this team despite multiple opportunities on different lines.
Here is the replay of Sikura’s first of two goals with the Golden Knights last night.
Sikura did not have a future in Chicago, so they sent him to Vegas where he has played six games in the NHL this season, and just last night scored his first two goals with the club. Vegas is now gearing up for a playoff run and it is nice to know this former Hawk could be playing for a few more weeks with the Knights.
The Blackhawks are now a little better off with young prospects. A few years ago Dylan Sikura was the only real young player to talk about amongst the forwards, now they have Henrik Borgstrom who could get a chance in the lineup next season, and so many other guys.
Brandon Pirri did not play with the Blackhawks very much this season and I do not think he will re-sign with the team. It is nothing against Pirri I think he should be in the NHL somewhere. It is just the Blackhawks are in a position where they need younger players to be getting time on the ice. For a team already set up to contend, to add a player like Pirri that can fit in the bottom six when called upon would be a blessing.
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Dylan Sikura was once one of the most talked-about prospects this team had. I mean outside of DeBrincat at the time, Sikura was getting a serious look to be an NHL player. Now the team has Kurashev, Suter, Nylander, Hardman, Hagel and so many more players.