The Chicago Blackhawks have released the roster for their 2022 training camp. It is exciting to have hockey back in Chicago as people will get to see the Blackhawks transition into the next generation of the team. However, this roster isn’t very pretty to look at right now.
Of course, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are there. These are the two players left from the teams that won multiple Stanley Cups. We don’t know if they will make it through the season with the team but they will be fun to watch in the meantime.
On defense, Seth Jones is going to lead the way all season long. The Blackhawks made a mistake by acquiring him and giving him that contract but it isn’t because he’s not great. It is because of where they are as an organization. In the meantime, he will be a leader on this young blue line.
There are also some other good players to be excited about seeing like Max Domi, Andreas Athanasiou, Connor Murphy, and Caleb Jones amongst others. Some of these guys might be traded off as the year goes on as contenders look to stock up at the deadline.
The Chicago Blackhawks have a lot to accomplish at Training Camp in 2022.
In this camp, the biggest thing for the Blackhawks is the development of their young players. Guys like Lukas Reichel, Colton Dach, Alec Regula, Alex Vlasic, and Kevin Korchinski are going to be so important for this team in the future and this is the next step for all of them.
Playing at an NHL training camp is a privilege and all of these kids have the talent to do something with it. If they have a good showing in this camp and then in the preseason, big things could be ahead for them this year.
As far as the goaltending, the Blackhawks are bringing six of them to camp. Petr Mrazek, Arvid Soderblom, and Alex Stalock are the three that have the best chance of playing games in the NHL this season. The odd man out should be the Rockford Ice Hogs’ mainstay.
Jaxson Stauber, Mitchell Weeks, and Dylan Wells are the other three that are going to have to keep working in order to have their chance in the long term. Soderblom has the best chance of the six to be the goalie of the future but that guy might not be here yet either.
Being the goalie on the NHL team isn’t going to be easy in 2022-23 as this team is going to give up a lot of goals. That is why it is important for the team to make the right decision on who gets that role. Training camp will decide a lot.
This is going to be a hard year for the Chicago Blackhawks. They are going to lose a lot of games. However, the rebuild is in full effect and it seems as if they are doing it the right way. If they end up drafting in the top three and adding more assets throughout the year, it will be a successful season.