The Chicago Blackhawks roster was very young last season, and this coming year it probably won’t change very much. Heading into 2021-22, I think it is important to recognize some of the players that might be better off playing a year in Rockford before making the jump to the NHL.
Everyone on this list has NHL experience, but everyone on this list also could use some more developmental time in the AHL. The Blackhawks have a lot of young players on the roster, and with that youth movement comes limited opportunities.
Everyone on this list is needed to be in top pairing roles or play on the top line, and going into the 2021-22 season when the roster is looking to be taking a step forward and playing better I do not know if these players are up to the task.
Not everyone on this list is going to be in the AHL all season, I think all three of them might just be better off with a month or two in Rockford to develop their game and play in all situations before joining the team and adding an extra push around December.
So without further delay let’s dive in with the three players that might be better off spending some time in the AHL next season!