Lastly: Drew Commesso
Drew Commesso is the Blackhawks goalie of the future… hopefully. Drafted in the second round of the 2020 NHL draft, Commesso is someone the team is hoping can turn into their next franchise netminder.
Chances are we won’t see Commesso in 2022-23 as he is still really young at just 19 years old. Goalies do not normally find their way into the NHL until a little bit later than normal prospects. Chicago will most likely be hoping Lankinen can be the starter for the next two or three seasons, and then after that Commesso will be the new netminder for the team with Lankinen around to back him up.
Commesso played in 11 games this past season for Boston University and during that time he put up a 2.99 goals against average and a save percentage of .915 his numbers were not that exciting but goalies do often take a little more time before making it to the NHL and becoming NHL ready.
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So the Chicago Blackhawks goaies in 2022-23 are still up in the air. Hopefully the team decides to extend Lankinen either before the season begins or during the season, as I think the franchise is going to rely on him to be here no matter who the second goalie is with the team. Who will be the other goalie is still up in the air and that is okay as we are a year away from there. Now let’s get excited to have a hall of fame goalie like Marc-Andre Fleury playing for the Chicago Blackhawks!