3 names from Frank Seravalli's trade targets who could make sense for the Chicago Blackhawks

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Martin Necas

The fourth player on Frank Seravalli's board is Carolina Hurricanes forward Martin Necas.

Necas has been linked as a possible fit for the Blackhawks ever since it came out that the Hurricanes may trade the 25-year-old after speculation that he wants to play a larger role in the NHL.

The former 2017 first-round pick just completed his fifth full season in the NHL with 24 goals and 53 points in 77 games. He is a talented offensive-minded player who can produce at a high level. His 2022-23 season was a breakout year for Necas, as he tallied 28 goals and 71 points.

After losing to the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Necas took his talents to the World Championships where his shiftiness and creativity were in full effect. His seven points in five games helped Czechia win the gold in front of their hometown fans.

Necas would be a big add for the Blackhawks offense as it gives them a highly skilled winger that could possibly play alongside Connor Bedard. There would be a big opportunity for Necas to get the role he desires in Chicago, with the possibility of him playing top-line minutes and top powerplay time as well.

Going into this summer, Necas is a restricted free agent which means the Hurricanes would have to trade his rights away. As we get closer to the draft, we may know more about what Carolina wants in return for Necas. The Blackhawks would likely be on the list of interested teams and a player of his skill level could be a great addition for the present and future in Chicago.