Chicago Blackhawks farm system: Most improved Rockford IceHogs players since January

Seney, Guttman, and Stauber among the 2024 frontrunners.
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Brett Seney

Coming from Toronto two seasons ago, it was evident Seney was looking for a top spot to play in. As Rockford's top wing playing alongside Cole Guttman and Sem Pitlick, Seney is one of the most consistent players in the 815. Last season, Seney tallied 54 points in 59 games. This season, it was a little different with the slow start to the 2023-2024 contest.

Seney posted 21 points in the first 29 games of the 2023 calendar first half. However, the reason he is on this list is his outstanding 35 points in 34 games since January. Being a point-per-game player, he is exactly what the team is looking for to opt for a deep postseason run. It's evident at 28, Seney will be fighting for a consistent NHL roster spot within the next few years. Having signed a one-year deal last March (for the 23-24 season), it will be interesting to see what the Blackhawks organization does in terms of Seney for the following year. If he stays around, do his numbers justify a bottom 6 role with Chicago?

To look in-depth at how Seney's points have contributed to the IceHogs' success, two main areas stick out. Out of his 21 goals so far, more than half (11) have been on the power play. This has been crucial for the IceHogs' special teams' success this year which is tied for the league's sixth-best power-play percentage. Furthermore, the second key is his shot percentage, which is the highest it's ever been at 17.2%. For reference, the highest NHL shooting percentage amount for all active players is 18.37%, by Brayden Point. In short, almost one in five shots Seney takes, ends up in the back of the net.