Lukas Reichel’s impressive NHL debut gives Blackhawks reason for hope – [Update News]

If you were looking for an Auston Matthews-style debut for Lukas Reichel, in which the Blackhawks’ top prospect comes crashing into the NHL with a four-goal statement that he’s here to stay, well, a quick look at recent history should have tempered your expectations going into Thursday night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens.

You can see the NHL debuts for every Blackhawks pick in recent years. Reichel matched Ryan Hartman, Teuvo Teravainen (Mark McNeil), Phil Danault and Dylan Olsen with zero goals or assists.