One of Stan Bowman's biggest targets this offseason is to land a reliable backup goalie just in case Corey Crawford isn't ready to go.
We've heard some rumors regarding Philip Grubauer however he was eventually traded to Colorado, and most recently we heard the name of Carter Hutton floating around.
Hutton isn't a likely solution as the 32 year old is looking for a starting job, so the Hawks have turned their interest to somebody else.
According to Scott Powers of The Athletic, the Hawks have reached out to 29 year old goalie Jonathan Bernier.
Bernier put up a 19-13-3 record with the Avalanche last season along with a .913 saved percentage and played a good part in helping the Avalanche push the Nashville Predators in the playoffs.
He's also spent time in Toronto and Anaheim and has put up a .914 save percentage and 2.67 goals against average over 289 career NHL appearances.
Do you think Bernier could be a good solution for the Hawks?