Chicago Blackhawks forward Lukas Reichel has an outstanding game for Germany in the Hockey World Championship

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Lukas Reichel had a disappointing season for the Chicago Blackhawks. He did show that he is not a complete lost cause when he had eight points in ten games for the Rockford IceHogs. Reichel also scored two goals and four assists over the final 15 games of the season.

It earned him a two-year contract extension this offseason.

Now he is skating for Germany in the Hockey World Championship, and he finally shined in the German's 6-3 victory over France.

Reichel picked up an assist to tie the game at three in the second period.

Lukas then added Germany's final goal in the third period.

Reichel has three goals and four assists in five games. He has picked up points over his last four games. Lukas picked up an assist in Germany's previous 4-2 victory over Poland.

Reichel had a big day on his 22nd birthday in Germany's 8-2 victory over Kazakhstan. Reichel scored two goals to celebrate his big day.

He registered two assists in Germany's 8-1 victory over Latvia. Germany is 4-1 with Reichel on the ice.

It is good to see Lukas back to being a playmaker and not the player who was removed as the No. 2 center. The hope was Reichel would have matched Connor Bedard as a budding superstar. Instead, he is now a player the Hawks hope is just a prospect who needs some time to reach his immense potential.

So far, potential is all Reichel is. The Blackhawks need to add some veteran scoring help, but they also require Lukas to put up some offensive numbers if the Hawks hope to raise the standards for next season. His performance in this tournament is a nice first step.