It’s possible the Blackhawks’ second-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, goalie Drew Commesso, will always share a connection with Corey Crawford.
The Hawks’ need to select a goalie, which is likely the reason they attempted to trade up in the first round this year, is due to Crawford’s short-term future with the team. The two-time Stanley Cup champ, currently an unrestricted free agent, said if he stays in Chicago a one or two-year deal would best suit him.
It was previously reported the Hawks offered the 35-year-old netminder a one-year deal, but an agreement has yet to be reached with free agency opening up on Friday at 11 a.m. CT. The Blackhawks recently came into a surplus of cap space that should allow them to extend Crawford, but another starter would still be needed after he shortly departs.
Beyond Crawford opening up a need for a goalie of the