3 free agent defensemen that make the most sense for the Chicago Blackhawks

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Matt Roy

One of the more underrated defensemen in this year's free agency class is Matt Roy of the Los Angeles Kings.

Roy has spent the better part of the past six years playing in the NHL for the Kings and has become a very reliable defenseman during that time. He may not be one of the big-name players available this summer, but he provides consistency that could help the Blackhawks blueline.

In the past three seasons, Roy has eclipsed 20 points in each campaign while also being a plus player. Plus/minus has always been a stat that does not tell the entire story with a player, but Roy's +23 in 2021-22 and +21 this season are nothing to shy away from.

Roy's advanced stats show that he is a solid puck-mover who defends at a high-level. He can play up-and-down on a team's blueline which makes him a very versatile option for any team looking to sign him.

Roy would be a great addition alongside the young defenders in Chicago as a versatile player with experience. He provides a steady and reliable presence that could be a great fit on the Blackhawks blueline.

At 29 years-old, Roy is looking to cash in as an unrestricted free agent as a coveted right-shot defenseman. He is going to draw a lot of interest which could make for a bidding war, and the Blackhawks have the money to make a deal work if it is a number that works well for them.