Bickell is getting his first opportunity to play a full NHL regular season, and he's making the most out of it. He has a modest 17 points, with nine goals and right assists, but has recently been tearing it up.
He has four goals and two assists in his past five games. His most recent was a goal against Detroit Friday night.
Bickell has to be seen as a Blackhawk player that is hitting his stride and progressing rather quickly. His season started slow due to line placement, but he has earned his promotions, and now is on a serious goal-scoring hot streak.
With the Hawks looking to catch up and gain some points, Bickell is hitting is stride in just the right time. He's also added some offense to pick up the clack for the lost Hossa and Kane, two players that wont be back Sunday against the Kings.
Let's hope that Bickell can keep this progression up all season long, as the Hawks will need their younger players to add depth back to this team.