After missing the Play-off match at the Stanley Cup for two consecutive seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks reorganized their defensive position by purchasing consecutive players Olli Maatta from Pittsburgh Penguins, Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela from Carolina Hurricanes, Robin Lehner from Ottawa Senatos.
On June 15, the Chicago Blackhawks decided to exchange Dominik Kahun along with the option of the fifth round of 2019 to get Olli Maatta from Pittsburgh Penguins. Olli Maatta is a Czech player, 24 years old, 1.8m tall and weighs 79kg. Maatta has twice won the cup with Pittsburgh in 2016, 2017 and he has got 14 points (1 goal and 13 assists) in 60 matches played last season.
Nine days later, on June 24, the Blackhawks acquired defender Calvin de Haan and promising player Aleksi Saarela from Carolina Hurricanes. Calvin de Haan had 14 points (1 goal and 13 assists) in 74 matches last season. And Aleksi Saarela, a 22-year-old Finnish player signed as a prospect for the Chicago Blackhawks.
On July 1, the Blackhawks strengthened their squad with a $ 5 million one-year contract with Robin Lehner. The 27-year-old Swedish goalkeeper, who is 1.93m tall and weighs 110kg, won the Bill Masterton Memorial Cup on June 21, 2019. This is an annual award for players who best express their perseverance and dedication to ice hockey.
Jonathan Toews, a 31-year-old Canadian player who plays the captain role of the Chicago Blackhawks was feeling both excited and thrilled as the Chicago Blackhawks made a roster change. Find out if they fit their team or not. But it’s interesting to consider and think about all the possibilities that can happen right now.
As for Patrick Kane, he said, “We want to play in the Play-off round, but that doesn’t mean we have a good team to be guaranteed a place. We have to work hard to improve and get off to a good start for the NHL Global Series 2019 season”.