Report: Blackhawks fielding offers for DeBrincat
The Blackhawks have reportedly had ongoing discussions with teams, and while it's no guarantee they move him, they're seeking a return that would feature a young player, high draft picks, and top prospects.
DeBrincat is just 24 years old and is coming off a season in which he tied his career high with 41 goals and set a new personal best with 78 points. Over the course of his five-year career, he's averaged 35 goals and 68 points per 82 games. His underlying numbers over the last three campaigns are superb, too.
The 5-foot-7 winger has one more year left on his contract with a $6.4-million cap hit before becoming a restricted free agent with arbitration rights. He can become an unrestricted free agent in 2024.
The Blackhawks appear set for a teardown after finishing 27th in the league standings this past season. However, general manager Kyle Davidson said in May there's "absolutely" a place for Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane moving forward. The franchise pillars are each entering the final season of the matching eight-year, $84-million extensions they signed in 2014.