Blackhawks Reportedly Looking to Trade one of Their Top-6 Players

Published October 31, 2023 at 10:19

The Chicago Blackhawks have been rumoured to be potentially looking to trade this surprising top-6 player after their recent decisions.

Blackhawks Rumoured to be Looking to Trade Athanasiou

As the Blackhawks continue their rebuilding era, plenty of moves are still on the horizon in order to find the right pieces to the puzzle. While they have found their franchise player in Connor Bedard, they still need to figure out the right people to put around him, and their current roster still has some question marks. Now, it is rumoured that Andreas Athanasiou could be the next piece on his way out of Chicago.

Athanasiou was a surprising healthy scratch against the Vegas Golden Knights and has been practicing with the extras despite being fully healthy and a top-6 player. This could indicate that the Blackhawks are exploring their options on the market.

Andreas Athanasiou should not be an extra. He's clearly one of the more skilled players on this team, and was excellent with Reichel and Kurashev last year.

Athanasiou is a Solid Depth Forward Who Can Play on a Top-6

Athanasiou has plenty of skill and speed, as displayed last year. He recorded 20 goals and 20 assists for the struggling Blackhawks last year, a total that looks more modest than it is due to the lack of skill on the team last season.

Kevin Korchinski➡️Andreas Athanasiou➡️Tyler Johnson🚨

#Blackhawks take a 3-1 lead as Athanasiou finds Johnson cutting down the seam for his 3rd goal of the season. 2nd primary assist for Athanasiou tonight. Korchinski with his 1st NHL assist👏

What's more impressive is Athanasiou's speed, as he is reportedly one of the fastest players in the NHL right now. This speed can go a long way for a team that is looking to add some depth to their forwards.

According to the NHL's new Edge data, Andreas Athanasiou recorded the 5th-fastest max speed in the league last season (24.18mph) and the 7th-most bursts faster than 20mph (301).

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Blackhawks Reportedly Looking to Trade one of Their Top-6 Players

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