Newsflash: Alex DeBrincat is the best young sniper in the league


Alex DeBrincat snipes goals, plain and simple. It doesn't matter what league he's in, from the 65 in the OHL in 2016, to 28 his rookie year with the Hawks - after making the team as a 2nd-round pick, and now to 2019, where the Blackhawks sniper is on pace for 40 plus. Scoring comes easy to the kid.


With the cap crunch heard around the league, the Blackhawks had to look at the draft as a way to keep current players on their roster. The Hawks had to bring in a fusion of young talent to make the numbers work. Add on a trade that appears to be working out just fine, and the team has managed to salvage the season for Coach Jeremy.

The Hawks may make the playoffs this year. Which is wild to think after firing their long-standing head coach and having goalie issues the entire season. Alex DeBrincat is the reason the Blackhawks even have a chance. Dylan Strome doesn't necessarily work out in Chicago if DeBrincat isn't there to pick him up at the airport. They probably don't even entertain the trade in the first place. Add in a current Cy Young run by Brendan Perlini, and the Hawks have a dangerous line without anyone named Kane or Toews on it. That's a good problem to have.

Alex DeBrincat is the youngest sniper in the league. He currently tied for 5th in the league in goals. Every other sniper ahead of him on the leaderboard is older than him by at least a year and a half. He has more goals than McDavid, Mackinnon, Crosby, Gaudreau, and Stamkos.

Here's a clip of his rip tonight against the Maple Leafs. If you don't mention Alex DeBrincat in the conversation for the league's best young talent, you probably should start.

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