Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Congratulations, Jack Skille!

(Photo by Neil Ament)

Jack Skille has made the Blackhawks' opening day roster. (You can read what GM Dale Tallon has to say about the roster, but there's no mention of Skille in it.) Looks like the Hawks are keeping 13 forwards, 8 defensemen, and 2 goaltenders.

You can watch Jack Skille's reaction to making the roster in this video. Assistant Coach Mike Haviland (Rockford's head coach last year) also shares his thoughts in the video. Consistency seems to be the key to Jack's making the roster.

Interestingly, Skille will be on a line with David Bolland and Kris Versteeg, 2 players that he played with in Rockford last year.

The Blackhawks' season opener is Friday, Oct 10 at 6pm CT @ the New York Rangers.