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Blackhawks depth chart 2016: A living projection of the roster and salary cap books

Keep updated on how Chicago's 2016-17 roster is stacking up with our constantly updating depth chart and salary cap projections.

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With the conclusion of the 2015-16 NHL season, the league finally turns its attention fully towards the offseason. You know what that means: rosterbating. The Blackhawks should, once again, look rather different by October than they did just a couple months ago.

To help keep track of how the team is coming together, we've decided to put together a living depth chart and salary cap page that will be regularly updated throughout the offseason. When the Hawks make a trade or signing that impacts next season's roster, you can check here to see how we think the pieces will ultimately come together. We'll also keep be tracking how the projected roster fits under the salary cap to see how those numbers stack up. This only includes players currently under contract with the team, so no trying to squeeze Evgeni Malkin in there.

Without further ado, here's your projection of the 2016-17 Chicago Blackhawks:

(Last updated: July 26)

Depth Chart


Richard Panik — Jonathan Toews — Nick Schmaltz

Artemi Panarin — Artem Anisimov Patrick Kane

Tyler Motte — Marcus Kruger — Marian Hossa

Andrew Desjardins Dennis Rasmussen — Ryan Hartman

Jordin Tootoo


Duncan Keith — Niklas Hjalmarsson

Brent Seabrook — Brian Campbell

Trevor van Riemsdyk — Michal Kempny

Michal Rozsival


Corey Crawford

Scott Darling

Salary Cap

Position Player Cap Hit
Jonathan Toews (NMC)
Patrick Kane (NMC)
D Brent Seabrook (NMC) $6,875,000
G Corey Crawford (NMC) $6,000,000
D Duncan Keith (NMC) $5,538,461
F Marian Hossa (NMC) $5,275,000
F Artem Anisimov (NMC) $4,550,000
D Niklas Hjalmarsson (NMC) $4,100,000
F Marcus Kruger (NTC-M)
Brian Campbell
F Tyler Motte
F Nick Schmaltz
F Richard Panik
F Ryan Hartman $863,333
D Trevor van Riemsdyk
F Artemi Panarin
F Andrew Desjardins
F Jordin Tootoo
D Michal Kempny
D Michal Rozsival
Scott Darling
F Dennis Rasmussen

RETAINED (Scuderi)

OVERAGE (Panarin, Teuvo, Rozy)




Performance Bonuses

All salaries above noted with ** include performance bonuses, which are reported as the following:

Artemi Panarin: $850,000 in Schedule A bonuses; $1.725 million in Schedule B bonuses
Brian Campbell: $750,000 for 10 games played
Nick Schmaltz: $350,000 in Schedule A bonuses
Michal Kempny: $225,000 games played bonus; $212,500 in Schedule A bonuses


List of Updates

July 26: David Rundblad agrees to mutual contract termination

July 16: Q says he'd like to try Hossa, Kruger playing together again

July 5: Jordin Tootoo signs one-year, $750,000 contract

July 1: Brian Campbell signs one-year, $1.5 million contract

June 30: Michal Rozsival, Brandon Mashinter sign one-year contracts

June 24: Andrew Shaw traded to Montreal

June 22: Dennis Rasmussen signs one-year, $575,000 contract extension

June 21: Salary cap officially set at $73 million

June 20: Artem Anisimov's NMC added

June 19: Nick Schmaltz signs entry-level contract

June 16: Cap overage officially set at $3.07 million

June 15: Richard Panik signs one-year, $875,000 contract extension

June 15: Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell traded to Hurricanes for draft picks

(All salary cap information courtesy of Cap Friendly)