2. Alex Nylander
Alex Nylander signed a one-year contract with the team a while back. The move gave him another chance to prove what he can be in the NHL. I think he starts this season in the bottom six and if he can find some consistent scoring and work his way up in the lineup then he would be a good candidate to re-sign as soon as possible.
However, if he does perform well early he also would be a good pick to get traded for another young asset at the deadline or in January. Nylander has not been consistent and missed a lot of time with an injury last season. Should the team try to trade him after a limited showing to begin the season that might be a good move as they have a lot of players with limited spots.
Chicago honestly has too many forwards that could be in the NHL this season. If they decide to start Nylander and he plays alright, they could then trade him for a second or third-round draft pick to recoup an asset they will need come the trade deadline or just by helping to continue to build another championship team.
Nylander is someone that might spark interest from other teams depending on how the start of the year goes. If Stan Bowman doesn’t see him fitting into the lineup in the next few seasons then they should consider dealing him at some point this season to maybe regain a pick or prospect to add some depth to the organization.