The Chicago Blackhawks moved on from a couple of prospects this offseason and one of them wasn't too happy about it.
That prospect is former Blackhawks goalie prospect Alexis Gravel who was selected in the 6th round of the 2018 NHL Draft by the team.
“I was pretty upset,” Gravel told Scott Powers by phone on Wednesday. “I think I had a pretty good last two years. I wanted to do well and thought I did. I had good camps with them. I struggled at the beginning of this year with the Mooseheads, but after that I played well, I think.
“I was surprised. I was a little bit upset because I thought they were going to sign me, and it sucked because I had to tell my friends who were already in the organization. It’s like, hard, you know, because if I go to another organization I won’t know all the people I know in Chicago. It’ll be different, but I got to move on. It’s my past now.”
Gravel added that the organization didn't want to wait around for him and preferred to stick with some older guys for now.
“What they said was they wanted to give contracts to older goalies and rather bring in a 24-year-old who is closer to the NHL than a 20-year-old who probably needs to go through ECHL, AHL for more years than the guy who comes from Europe who is older,” Gravel said. “That’s the reason I got.”
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