Ladd, 22, finished the season with 30 points (14G, 16A) in 63 games for the Blackhawks. He was acquired by the Hawks from Carolina around the trade deadline and obviously made a good impression with his new team. Ladd was potentially going to be a restricted free agent in July, but the Blackhawks were quick to quash that idea.
|Patrick Kane||Duncan Keith||Nikolai Khabibulin|
|Patrick Sharp||Dustin Byfuglien|
|Jonathan Toews||Brent Seabrook|
|Robert Lang||James Wisniewski|
|Andrew Ladd||Brent Sopel|
|Martin Havlat||Cam Barker|
This now brings Chicago's returning skaters count to 15 and a rough estimate of $44 million against the cap, give or take. Eight active players are yet to be found for the ballpark figure of $15 million remaining before the cap ceiling.