Chicago Blackhawks training camp is set to begin on Sunday, and the Chicago Blackhawks announced on Friday afternoon that they trimmed their roster down to 40.

  • Alex Broadhurst (Forward)
  • Drew LeBlanc (Forward)
  • Mark McNeill (Forward)
  • Mathieu Brisebois (defenseman)
  • Dillon Fournier (defenseman)
  • Viktor Svedberg (defenseman)

NBC NEWS reports that

LeBlanc, who won the Hobey Baker Award as the best collegiate player in the country in 2013, played briefly for the Blackhawks when he signed with the team during their 2013 title run, but he hasn’t been able to make his way back to the NHL since then and will once again bide his time as he waits for a center job to open up with the team.


The trimming process will continue, when the NHL season opens, the team will have 23 players on the roster, with 20 dressing for each nightly game.