The market for Alex DeBrincat is starting to become more clear as the 2022 NHL Draft approaches; according to new reports.
The NHL Draft is fast approaching and trade rumors are running rampant. One of the name that has the most intrigue in the league is Chicago Blackhawk’s superstar forward Alex DeBrincat. The 24-year old, right wing has coming off a career high 78 point season has been one of the few bright spots on a team likely headed towards a rebuilding season under new General Manager, Kyle Davidson.
Largely regarded as the best available forward, it’s been reported by Pierre Lebrun of The Athletic, that the price tag on DeBrincat is high and expectation is that teams are starting to submit their best trade offers.
Sources also shared Wednesday that teams were starting to put their best trade offers forward to the Blackhawks on Alex DeBrincat, a potential trade that would most likely require a Thursday first-round pick included in it. So there’s a pressure point developing there on that front.
Entering the final year before he becomes a restricted free agent, DeBrincat has scored 132 goals in 286 games with Chicago. According to hockey insider of The Daily Faceoff, Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) went into further detail on the latest rumors about DeBrincat
The two-time 40 goal scorer would bring back a massive haul for the Chicago Blackhawks, as they look to trade back into the first round the 2022 NHL Draft, after they traded their own pick to Columbus for Seth Jones.
The New Jersey Devils have reportedly expressed interest and currently own the 2nd overall pick in the draft. Entering the beginning of his prime, DeBrincat could be the key to gaining draft picks and prospect both of which Chicago is currently lacking in numbers.
New GM Davidson has made it clear that the Hawks “won’t settle” for anything under their asking price as the Hawks finally have a sense of direction in the form of a rebuild. While the return could be great for the Blackhawks, DeBrincat at only 24-years old could be the piece to build around as well. The Chicago Blackhawks for the first time in a while are in a win-win situation.
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