The Chicago Blackhawks traded two-time 40-goal-scorer Alex DeBrincat to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. DeBrincat is going into the final year of his contract ($6.4 million AAV) and is owed a huge qualifying offer in 2023-24 ($9 million).
The rebuilding Blackhawks made the right move in dealing DeBrincat, but many fans are questioning the return. The Blackhawks did not receive any young stars or top prospects in the deal. They received three draft picks: the Senators’ first and second-round picks in tonight’s 2022 NHL Draft — the 7th and 39th overall picks — and a third-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft.
That had some feeling a little down.