This Super Fast Prospect Might Help The Chicago Blackhawks Win Someday

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What's next for Rolston?

Ryder Rolston's debut season in Rockford (AHL) currently has him sitting at nine goals and 15 points in 44 games. While the scoring has not been on par with his previous two college seasons, the IceHogs collectively have not been very potent offensively tallying only 125 goals which is 28th in the AHL. However, Rolston has earned ice time on both special teams units, with four of his goals coming on the powerplay.

Maybe scoring will go up for Rockford with Lukas Reichel trying to find himself there.

Rolston most likely will spend another season in Rockford before making the jump to the NHL. Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson has been very open about being patient with the development process to ensure players are not rushed into situations they are not ready for in the NHL. Rolston's combination of size and speed has shown promise throughout his first season, making it entirely possible he gets his first call-up at some point next season. There also will be a lot of young players debuting in Rockford next season which should help to boost the offense, players such as Gavin Hayes, Paul Ludwinski and Samuel Savoie come to mind.