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The Blackhawks must complete this signing before it's too late

Published January 13, 2024 at 11:56
Chicago Blackhawks future RFA Alex Vlasic has made a strong case for the team to keep him around.

The team has found him to be useful on the penalty kill and has been able to develop him into a solid prospect.


During the regular season, Vlasic has been reliable and has been able to stay in the lineup for 36 games.

In the last ten games, he has also posted four assists, five shots on goal, 23 blocks, one power-play point, and averages 19.97 minutes on the ice.

The Blackhawks and Luke Richardson have a reliable defensive player in him.

After the 2023-2024 NHL season, his current contract of 3 years, $916, 667 AAV will expire.

It shouldn't be difficult for Kyle Davidson to qualify Vlasic with an offer if he truly values his contributions on the ice.

For his next qualifying offer, it is speculated that he will receive around $2-$3 million AAV.

The one exception right now might be Alex Vlasic. He is at the end of a three-year $4,475,000 contract with a base hit of $916,667. Chicago will present him with a qualifying offer to ensure they retain his rights. This one could likely go to arbitration or require a match. Vlasic has visibly been solid on the ice. It hasn't gone unnoticed. He and Connor Murphy have the most ice time during penalty kills. This shows that coach Luke Richardson relies on him for sound defensive principles. Besides Bedard, he has been the standout prospect on the team. His contract won't skyrocket, but it will increase- potentially $2-$3 million range

Vlasic has 1 goal and 9 assists for 10 points in 36 games this season.

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The Blackhawks must complete this signing before it's too late

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