The Blackhawks 'Next Duncan Keith' is Reportedly Not Happy in Chicago

Published March 28, 2023 at 0:33
an Mitchell, the Chicago Blackhawks' second-round draft pick in 2017, has an unclear future with the team, according to a recent report from Chicago. Mitchell will become a restricted free agent at the end of this season, and the Blackhawks may make him available to other teams if they opt not to offer him a qualifying offer.

Mitchell is a right-handed defenseman who is highly regarded for his puck-moving abilities and hockey IQ, despite not being the largest player on the ice. He has drawn comparisons to one of the Blackhawks' greatest defensemen in a scouting report from DobberSports.

''A smart, smooth skating, offensive defenseman has all the tools to be a future top-four pairing. A comparison within the organization is Duncan Keith.''

Mitchell has been sent down and called up over seven times this season, making things extremely frustrating for the young defensemen. When called up, the Blackhawks management and head coaches have decided to play veteran and low-end defensemen, rather than Mitchell, who is young and the future.

The uncertainty surrounding Mitchell's future with the team is sure to leave some Blackhawks fans concerned. However, it's worth noting that decisions about free agency can be complex, and there may be many factors at play. Only time will tell what the future holds for Mitchell and the Blackhawks.


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The Blackhawks 'Next Duncan Keith' is Reportedly Not Happy in Chicago

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