Chicago Blackhawks' 3 Best Contracts of 2023-24

The Chicago Blackhawks have had a very poor season, but that was to be expected during a rebuild. There are some bad contracts on the team, but the Blackhawks have also managed to have some really good ones this season.

Philipp Kurashev

At age 24, Philipp Kurashev is already on his third contract in the NHL, but has broken out in a big way. He has proven without a doubt that he is a top-six player for the Blackhawks and works well on the top line alongside Connor Bedard. The former fourth-round pick plays 19 minutes per game and has 16 goals and 49 points in 67 games. All of that contribution on a $2.25 million AAV deal that runs through next season as well.

Jason Dickinson

Many thought that Jason Dickinson would be traded this season as he is on a good contract and does a lot for his team wherever he plays in the lineup. That wasn't the case as the Blackhawks decided to keep him around and sign him for two more years at an increased price. But for now, Chicago has Dickinson under contract at $2.65 million AAV. He has played up and down the lineup and can shut opponents down, but his offense has shined through this season with 20 goals in 73 games. His goal total is second to only Bedard and Dickinson is now lining up on the top line.

Petr Mrazek

Petr Mrazek has had a major impact on the Blackhawks this season because the team would be so much worse if he was not in net most nights. The Blackhawks really don't have offense or defense and have a young and inexperienced team, but Mrazek has made it so they aren't blown out the way they should be every night. His SV% on the 31st ranked team is .908, which is very impressive and he has 17 of the team's 22 wins. In comparison, Arvid Soderblom has a .879 SV% and just five wins. While Mrazek has a cap hit of $3.8 million AAV this season, he has been more than worth it for his great work.

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