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The 2017–18 Chicago Blackhawks season is the 92nd season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise.

Team InformationEdit

Season SummaryEdit

Prior to the 2017-18 NHL season, the Blackhawks revealed that Marian Hossa would miss the entire 2017–18 season due to a progressive skin disorder.

The team made two major trades before the 2017 NHL Entry Draft; veteran defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson was dealt to the Arizona Coyotes for Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin while Artemi Panarin was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets to reacquire Brandon Saad in a four-player deal.

Both Hjalmarsson and Hossa were core-members of the Blackhawks roster that won three Stanley Cups in 2010, 2013 and 2015.

The team also traded Scott Darling to the Carolina Hurricanes and center Marcus Kruger to the Vegas Golden Knights while also losing defensemen Trevor van Riemsdyk to Vegas in the expansion draft and Brian Campbell, who retired.

The Blackhawks acquired wingers Patrick Sharp, Tommy Wingels and Lance Bouma in free agency.

TransactionsEdit

The Blackhawks have been involved in the following transactions during the 2017–18 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details
June 23, 2017 To Arizona Coyotes: Niklas Hjalmarsson To Chicago Blackhawks: Connor Murphy
Laurent Dauphin
June 23, 2017 To Columbus Blue Jackets: Artemi Panarin & Tyler Motte and NYI's 6th round pick in 2017 To Chicago Blackhawks: Brandon Saad & Anton Forsberg and 5th round pick in 2018
July 2, 2017 To Vegas Golden Knights: Marcus Kruger To Chicago Blackhawks: Future considerations

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms

(in U.S. dollars)

July 1, 2017 Jean-Francois Berube Vegas Golden Knights 2-year, $1.5 million
July 1, 2017 Lance Bouma Calgary Flames 1-year, $1 million
July 1, 2017 Jordan Oesterle Edmonton Oilers 2-year, $1.3 million
July 1, 2017 Patrick Sharp Dallas Stars 1-year, $1 million
July 1, 2017 Tommy Wingels Ottawa Senators 1-year, $750,000
July 28, 2017 Collin Delia Merrimack Warriors 2-year, $1.85 million entry-level contract

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms

(in U.S. dollars)

May 5, 2017 Martin Lundberg Växjö Lakers Unknown
July 1, 2017 Pierre-Cedric Labrie Nashville Predators 1-year, $650,000
July 3, 2017 Lars Johansson CSKA Moscow 1-year
July 4, 2017 Michael Latta Arizona Coyotes 1-year, $650,000
July 7, 2017 Dennis Rasmussen Anaheim Ducks 1-year, $725,000
July 24, 2017 Johnny Oduya Ottawa Senators 1-year, $1 million

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Previous team Date Ref

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date Ref

Players releasedEdit

Date Player Via

Lost via retirementEdit

Date Player
July 17, 2017 Brian Campbell

Player SigningsEdit

Date Player Contract terms

(in U.S. dollars)

June 26, 2017 Anton Forsberg 2-year, $1.5 million
June 26, 2017 Tomas Jurco 1-year, $800,000
June 27, 2017 Ville Pokka 1-year, $650,000
July 14, 2017 Erik Gustafsson 1-year, $650,000

Draft PicksEdit

Below are the Chicago Blackhawks' selections at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft which was held on June 23 and 24, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, IL.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 291 Henri Jokiharju D Template:Country data FIN Finland Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
2 57 Ian Mitchell D Canada Canada Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
3 702 Andrei Altybarmakyan RW Template:Country data RUS Russia SKA-Neva St. Petersburg (VHL)
3 903 Evan Barratt C United States USA U.S. NTDP (USHL)
4 1124 Tim Soderlund C Template:Country data SWE Sweden Skelleftea AIK (SHL)
4 119 Roope Laavainen D Template:Country data FIN Finland Jokerit U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga)
5 1445 Parker Foo LW Canada Canada Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
5 150 Jakub Galvas D Czech Republic Czech Republic HC Olomouc (Czech Extraliga)
7 2156 Josh Ess D United States USA Lakeville South (USHS)

Notes

  1. The Anaheim Ducks' first-round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on June 23, 2017 that sent a first-round pick in 2017 (26th overall) to Dallas in exchange for a third-round pick in 2017 (70th overall) and this pick.
  2. The Dallas Stars' third-round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on June 23, 2017 that sent a first-round pick in 2017 (26th overall) to Dallas in exchange for Anaheim's first-round pick in 2017 (29th overall) and this pick.
  3. The Ottawa Senators' third-round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on April 28, 2017 that sent Scott Darling to Carolina in exchange for this pick.
  4. The San Jose Sharks' fourth-round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on June 24, 2017 that sent Carolina's fifth-round pick and a sixth-round pick both in 2017 (135th and 181st overall) to Vancouver in exchange for this pick.
  5. The St. Louis Blues' fifth-round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on June 25, 2016 that sent a Florida's fifth-round pick in 2016 to St. Louis in exchange for this pick.
  6. The Anaheim Ducks' seventh-round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on February 29, 2016 that sent Corey Tropp to Anaheim in exchange for Tim Jackman and this pick.

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RosterEdit