Newly signed free agent Teuvo Teravainen issues a statement to the media

Joshua Deeds
July 10, 2024  (4:29 PM)

Teuvo Teraveinen
Photo credit: Canes Country

The Chicago Blackhawks have brought back a fan-favorite winger, in Teuvo Teraveinen.

This is great news for fans, who loved Turbo for his short time in Chicago, which locked him down for 3 years.

Turbo was interviewed over Zoom by Charlie Roumeliotis, who asked about how the deal went:
Teuvo Teravainen wearing an old Blackhawks hat from 10 years ago in his re-introductory media availability over Zoom: «It's awesome to be back. When I heard they might be interested, I was, right away, very interested. I know the city, I have good memories from there. Easy decision.»

He said this, wearing what looks to be a hat worn by Teraveinen during his short time with the team.
«Yep, I found the old hat lying around some corner, so figured to put it on,» said Teräväinen, who wore it during his video conference Tuesday with Chicago reporters.
It's not strange at all, considering he did win a Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2015.

It was only his 1st year in the league with the Blackhawks, in 2014-2015 where he played 78 games with the team, scoring 35 points(13 G, 22 A).

In 2016 he would be sent to the Carolina Hurricanes and would spend the majority of his career in the NHL there, until the Blackhawks signed him once again in 2024.

He clearly stated his goals about his return to Chicago as well:

«Maybe because I knew the city, I have good memories from there,» he said. «I don't know, just felt it was a good path for me right now. I can join a young team, hopefully I can help them get back to the playoffs, get back to where the good teams are.»

And not to mention, he's excited to share the same line potentially with Connor Bedard:
«I haven't seen him play much but of course I've seen all the highlights,» Teräväinen said. «Seems like a pretty good player. Young, for sure, but hopefully I can help him get better. That would be cool to play with him.»

In 2023-2024, Teraveinen posted 53 points( 25 G, 28 A) and posted 6 points( 2 G, 4 A) in 11 NHL playoff games.
Now is the perfect time for his return and help push the team into a better position.