The Chicago Blackhawks wrapped up the 2017 prospect tournament in Traverse City with a thrilling overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in the championship game on Tuesday. Alex DeBrincat, naturally, scored the game-winner in extra time to clinch the title.
Afterwards, the prospects looked very happy:
Winning the eight-team tournament in Traverse City is a fantastic accomplishment, but the real takeaway is how good DeBrincat looked. The Blackhawks’ top prospect underwhelmed at the team’s prospect camp in July, which led to questions about how he’d fit into the mix for the upcoming season.