Sharpshooter Alex Debrincott is aware of the trade rumors swirling around him, but he was still surprised when he learned he was leaving the Chicago Blackhawks organization to join the Chicago Senators. ‘Ottawa.
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Trading a two-year 41-goal writer is unusual. It’s even more so when he’s just 24 years old and has one season left on his contract. DeBrincat admitted he was surprised when the deal was reached.
“My immediate reaction was one of shock,” said the American, referred to by videoconference, as his comments were received Chicago Sun-Times. I’ve heard rumours, but you don’t expect it until it happens.”
Debrincat was the Hawks’ best player last season. Despite the Illinois institution’s troubled season for various reasons, the winger still scored 41 goals and 78 points.
The former second-round pick in 2016 was upset that he didn’t become a cornerstone of the Blackhawks’ rebuild, who liked him for three draft picks.
“I’m ready to stay in Chicago for a long time,” he continued. This is how I realized it [la suite de ma carrière].
“I’ve never been traded in the past, regardless of the league. Usually I’m on the same team. It was a completely different experience for me.”
Before embarking on a new chapter in his young career, Debrincott wanted to thank the organization that gave him his first chance…