Phil Kessel is another free agent who could make sense to come to Chicago. Kessel has done it all in his career. He is now 35 years old and could be near the end of his career, but he finds himself in the Stanley Cup Final with the Vegas Golden Knights four wins away from winning his third Stanley Cup.
Kessel makes sense for Chicago for a few reasons. One, even though he is 35 years old, he still is someone who has a great shot. This past season he scored 14 goals, and we are just a few years removed from Kessel putting up 20 goals in 56 games with Arizona.
Kessel could make sense in Chicago because he can play alongside a guy like Connor Bedard on some nights, and can continue to keep his iron man streak going for another season.
This past season Phil Kessel past Keith Yandle for the the longest iron man streak in NHL history. He currently has a 1064 game streak going, while he has been scratched in the playoffs this year with Vegas, only regular season games count for the streak.
If he chose to come to a team like Chicago, there is a good chance he could keep the streak going throughout most of next season. He is only making $1.5 million this season, and Chicago could sign him for $2 million just to help get their team to the cap floor and give him an opportunity to play with some of the Hawks young stars.