Will the Blackhawks even be able to sign this UFA?

Published June 27, 2023 at 0:02
BY JOSHUA
     
The excitement of free agency is just beginning to unfold, with Taylor Hall now joining the Chicago Blackhawks. The trade involved sending Ian Mitchell and Alec Regula in exchange for Nick Foligno and Taylor Hall.

Foligno, who becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, had a previous contract that expired in 2021-2022 with a cap hit of $3.8 million AAV for the past two years.


Chicago is hopeful they will be able to sign Folignoa pending UFA.




His contract had a no-trade clause attached, however, the Blackhawks were reportedly one of the teams exempt from this clause, similar to Hall.

Foligno has had a long and storied career in the league, having been a part of the Columbus Blue Jackets as their captain during their 2019 sweep against Tampa Bay.

He has also consistently made the post-season with the Boston Bruins, although their hopes were dashed by the Florida Panthers in a similar fashion to his own experience in 2019.

It remains uncertain what Foligno's next move will be in terms of contract negotiations, but given his regular post-season appearances and leadership experience in the league, it is likely that he will be recognized as a valuable asset by any interested teams.
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