The Blackhawks have signed Alex DeBrincat to a three-year extension worth $19.2 million ($6.4M AAV).
DeBrincat was set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2019-20 season but gets his bridge deal before playing a game. DeBrincat scored 41 goals with 35 assists while shooting 18.6 percent with an 11.4 on-ice SH%.
The Blackhawks have recalled Alex DeBrincat from Rockford (AHL).
DeBrincat, 19, was “sent down” yesterday as a paper transaction to get under the salary cap ceiling before they put Marian Hossa on LTIR. The 2016 No.39 pick had 127 points (65G / 62A) in 63 games with Erie (OHL) last season and is expected to open the 2017-18 season on either the second or third line.
Source: Eric Lear 10/4/17, 7:07 am EST