Alumni Report: Chicago needs to give Seney a look
I’m just going to come out and say it … Brett Seney has outgrown the AHL.
In his last 79 games, Seney has 82 points (27 goals, 55 assists). He’s currently the leading scorer for the Rockford IceHogs, the AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. At some point, Chicago has to give Seney a look at the NHL level.
Not only is he one of the most productive forwards in the AHL — he’s fourth in the league in scoring — but he has 55 games of NHL experience and he produced moderately well in those showings (13 points), especially considering he was 22 years old when he saw the bulk of that NHL time.
I’m sure that his size (5-foot-9) has hurt him, but at what point does his production speak for itself?
Chicago is one of the worst teams in the NHL. It’s likely that Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, among others, could be moved by the trade deadline. That should open up a spot for Seney on the NHL roster, but the fact remains that he probably should be there already.
Seney is better than several of Chicago’s bottom-six forwards. That’s a matter of fact.
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