Capped: Cost-Effective Blackhawks

Eric Daoust




Six lesser known but highly valuable cap bargains on the Chicago Blackhawks.


The Chicago Blackhaws have been a powerhouse in the NHL for a number of years. Led by high-end offensive talent such as Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa and Duncan Keith, this team has been a very reliable source for goals including an NHL-leading 122 this season. As a team constantly facing tough decisions due to the NHL’s cap ceilings, the Hawks are often forced to turn to cheap alternatives to replace their departed assets while also allowing the team to retain its top players.



This creates opportunities for the beneficiaries to earn a boost in value in salary cap fantasy leagues. As secondary depth options these players hold more appeal in multi-category leagues. But being effective role players on a strong club definitely helps matters.

Andrew Shaw (F)
2013-14: $577,500
2014-15: $2,000,000
2015-16: $2,000,000