Brandon Hagel will thus be available to HC Thurgau for the first part of the season. He has one year left on his entry-level contract with the NHL team and will be a restricted free agent after this season.
Drafted in 2016, Hagel signed his first deal with the Blackhawks in 2018. He made his NHL debut last season, playing one game on March 11. In 59 games for the Rockford IceHogs, the Hawks AHL affiliate, he recorded 19 goals and twelve assists.