The young star recorded 41 goals with 35 assists in the 2018-2019 campaign, becoming the first Blackhawks player to score more than 40 goals at the age of 21 or younger since Jeremy Roenick did it in the 1990-1991 season. This deal was also done over-seas, as the Blackhawks were set to open their season with the Global Games in the Czech Republic against the Philadelphia Flyers.
DeBrincat was a second-round draft choice of the Blackhawks, and has quickly turned in to a steal for Chicago, as they look to build on their future now that they have moved on from the Joel Quenneville era of hockey. The forward did lead the Blackhawks with 28 goals in his rookie season, and now enters his third NHL season with Stanley Cup Playoffs hopes for his team. Chicago will return home next Thursday for their home opener against the San Jose Sharks after opening the season with a 4-3 loss to the Flyers on Friday.