NHL Rumors: Blackhawks Have Trade Piece In Solid Depth Forward

The Chicago Blackhawks will be selling whatever players they can this season in order to get as many assets back as they can while also hoping to lose games. There has been a ton of talk surrounding the best players on the team, but not very much about the depth players. Contending teams don't always have cap space and could be looking down the lineup at a player like Jason Dickinson.

Adam Proteau reported that some teams could take a chance on Dickinson at some point. He is the Blackhawks' third line centre right now and has the sixth-most points on the team with 10. He is in the second season of a three-year, $2.65 million AAV deal and has been worth the cost for the Blackhawks.

I don't see any contenders wanting to take on his full contract, at least not for this season. But seeing as Dickinson has been solid for one of the worst teams in the league, he could fit in on a fourth line to give a team some depth down the middle.

Dickinson is having a much better season than he did with the Vancouver Canucks last season seeing as he scored just five goals and 11 points in 62 games in 2021-22 and has four goals and 10 points in 23 games in 2022-23. He can be an effective bottom-six centre on any team and there's a reason why he was given the contract he has. If Dickinson isn't traded this season, expect him to be in the offseason or next season.

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