Oct 3, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Lukas Reichel (27) controls the puck during the second period of a preseason hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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Lukas Reichel was expected to come into his first full NHL season with the Chicago Blackhawks and provide a solid one-two scoring punch along with Connor Bedard.
But that hasn't been the reality for the 2020 first-round selection this year.
While Bedard leads the team with nine goals and 13 points through 13 games, Reichel only has two assists. Reichel will now get a chance to play on the top power play unit.
Could that be the key to unlocking his production?
First, some context that could explain his slow start.
Reichel began this season pla...
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