Blackhawks Rumors: Forward Listed As Trade Candidate

The Chicago Blackhawks are gearing up to be sellers. It is entirely understandable, as they are still very much rebuilding and are among the worst teams in the NHL this season. Because of this, one player who is viewed as a prime trade candidate heading into the trade deadline is forward Jason Dickinson, according to The Fourth Period.

Dickinson is a pending unrestricted free agent who is having a very solid for the struggling Blackhawks. In 36 games played, he has a career-high 12 goals to go along with 18 points. He is on pace to crush the career high he set last season in point (30) and is setting himself for a nice raise this offseason because of it. 

Dickinson has always been a solid player when it came to his defensive play, but he is showing this season that he also has the potential to make a big impact offensively. Because of this, there should be plenty of interest in him from teams looking to improve their bottom six before the playoffs.

Dickinson can also play both down the middle and on the wing, so he offers the kind of versatility that all contenders love to get. With that, as noted above, he is dependable defensively, so he would give a playoff team another option for their penalty kill if acquired.

We will need to wait and see if Dickinson gets moved before the deadline, but given how well he has played, there will at least be a ton of interest in him if the Blackhawks do not extend him. 

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