Apps | Mobile | Alerts
 

Blackhawks give Hjalmarsson extension

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 9/04/2013 11:17 am

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson on a five-year extension through the 2018-19 season.

Financial terms of the deal, which starts with the 2014-15 season, were not disclosed.

Hjalmarsson has been part of the last two championship teams in Chicago, winning the Cup in 2010 and again this past spring. He had five assists and a plus-10 rating in 23 playoff games this year.

The 26-year-old native of Sweden notched two goals with eight assists for 10 points in playing all 48 games during the shortened 2013 regular season. He also posted a career-best plus-15 rating.

Hjalmarsson was selected by the Blackhawks in the fourth round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and has a plus-48 rating with nine goals and 47 assists in 306 career regular season games.

It's the second long-term extension the Blackhawks have given this week, as goaltender Corey Crawford agreed to a six-year deal on Monday.

Share
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.

Copyright 2014 WTVA Inc. | Terms Of Use | Privacy | EEO Report | FCC Public Inspection File