Blackhawks Season Preview: New Faces Come to Team’s Roster

The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to get back into the postseason after missing the playoffs a year ago, and some new faces on the West Side will be looking to help them accomplish that goal.

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Cam Ward #30 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save against the Detroit Red Wings during a preseason game at the United Center on September 25, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
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After making the team on a tryout contract, Davidson will hope to solidify a blue line that is facing a myriad of depth and injury concerns. He played for three different teams in 2017-18, scoring four goals and dishing out three assists in 51 games.
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A fifth round pick of the Blackhawks in 2013, Johnson has finally made it to the NHL after three years in college and two seasons in the AHL. He had 13 goals and 17 assists in 73 games last season with the IceHogs, and is hoping to be a consistent contributor at the NHL level this season.
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The 2017 first round pick is jumping right into the NHL, skating alongside Duncan Keith. He is a talented puck mover and a strong two-way player, but it could take time for him to find his sea legs in the NHL.
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The 2017 first round pick is jumping right into the NHL, skating alongside Duncan Keith. He is a talented puck mover and a strong two-way player, but it could take time for him to find his sea legs in the NHL.
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The cagey veteran had a strong season with the Lightning last year, with 13 goals and 16 assists, and he could potentially fill a variety of roles for the Blackhawks this season.
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One of Stan Bowman’s few free agent moves this offseason, Manning will take on a bottom-four defensive role after scoring seven goals and racking up 12 assists for the Philadelphia Flyers last season.
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Ward came into Chicago to back-up Corey Crawford, but he’ll take on the starting job while the veteran netminder is on the mend from a concussion. Ward had a 23-14-4 record and a 2.73 goals against average last season for the Carolina Hurricanes, and will hope to produce more with Chicago this season.
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