Projecting the Chicago Blackhawks' Restricted Free Agents Next Contracts

Joey Anderson and Alex Vlasic celebrate a goal with teammates
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Boris Katchouk

Since coming over from Tampa in the Brandon Hagel trade, Katchouk has posted 11 goals and 15 assists in 110 games played. Not terrible but also not great bottom-six production. Davidson would be better served giving a roster spot to Colton Dach or Frank Nazar than re-signing Katchouk. The 25-year-old has performed better than Entwistle and Johnson, so I could see him getting a 1x1 from a team looking to add some size to its lineup.

Taylor Raddysh

Last season, Raddysh looked like a lock to receive at least $2-3 million a year on his next contract. Now he may not even be tendered a qualifying offer. Raddysh’s 5 goals simply aren’t going to cut it, and he doesn’t possess any other qualities (physicality, penalty kill ability, playmaking) that make up for his lack of production. If he sticks with the Hawks, I would be shocked if got more than one year, $2 million.

Alex Vlasic

The Chicago Sun-Times’ Ben Pope suggests Vlasic could be worth $3.5-$4.5 million on his next contract. Locking in Vlasic at that number for the maximum term could be an absolute steal for Davidson. The Wilmette native’s strong play this year shows he has top-pair potential. If the Hawks wholeheartedly believe in Vlasic, they should get pen to paper as soon as possible.

Alex Vlasic
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Isaak Phillips

Phillips does not have the experience to demand a long-term contract from the Hawks, but his growth since he was drafted has been remarkable. Very few fifth-round picks even sniff the NHL, but the 22-year-old already has nearly 200 pro games played, including 46 with the Hawks. Phillips likely gets a two or three-year deal around $900k.

Isaak Phillips
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