The 5 Players That Make Up The Future Blackhawks Core

Seth Jones #4, Chicago Blackhawks
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Alex DeBrincat #12, Chicago Blackhawks
Alex DeBrincat #12, Chicago Blackhawks / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

1. Alex DeBrincat

Alex DeBrincat is the future of the Blackhawks offense, and this season has shown he is also the present. So far in his career with the Hawks DeBrincat has put up 252 points through 316 games with the team. He has 136 goals and is only 24 years old.

The Cat had a 41 goal season during his second full season in the league and has played in all but four games the past five years. DeBrincat is one of the top steals of the 2016 NHL draft as the young player was drafted in the 2nd round.

He is signed through the end of the 2022-23 season with a cap hit of 6.4 million up to that point. One would imagine that after his current deal is up he will be looking at a significant pay raise to eight or nine million a year.

DeBrincat is going to be the face of the team, and I am interested to see what he can do away from a player like Patrick Kane. We all know he can score with Kane and on the power play, but I am more intrigued to see what he can do away from Kane and with someone like Dach and Hagel. This brings me to the next name on my list.