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Blackhawks sign Jacob Nilsson to one-year extension On Friday afternoon, the Chicago Blackhawks signed forward Jacob Nilsson to a one-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season. Nilsson played two games for the Blackhawks and 61 games for the Rockford IceHogs this season, his first professional year in North America.

2019 NHL Draft Player Profile: Dylan Cozens When the Chicago Blackhawks moved up nine spots to the third overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft many were shocked that the Blackhawks would have a chance an adding a big piece to their system. While you wouldn't be adding a useless piece if you were picking at 12 it isn't the same kind of impact player you are expecting when you draft third.

Jacob Nilsson Signs One-Year Extension The Chicago Blackhawks have signed defenseman Jacob Nilsson to a one-year contract extension. Nilsson current deal was scheduled to expire in July and make him a restricted free agent, something that will now be delayed until 2020. The forward will earn $700K next season on the one-way contract.

Blackhawks sign Jacob Nilsson to 1-year contract extension The Blackhawks signed forward Jacob Nilsson to a one-year contract extension worth $700,000 on Friday afternoon. Nilsson, 25, did not record a point in two games with the Blackhawks this past season.

Blackhawks' Max Shalunov, CSKA Moscow win KHL's Gagarin Cup Former Blackhawks defenseman Cody Franson had a goal and an assist in the series, with his goal giving Avangard a 2-0 lead in Game 4 before CSKA's comeback. Another former Blackhawks player in winger Viktor Stalberg and defenseman prospect Ville Pokka suited up for Avangard.

What are the Blackhawks’ plans for Anton Forsberg? The 26-year-old netminder spent the entire season playing in the AHL.

Blackhawks 2018-19 season grades: Front office From hiring 33-year-old Jeremy Colliton as the next Blackhawks head coach to acquiring potential second-line center Dylan Strome among other moves, what grade does GM Stan Bowman deserve for the 2018-19 season?

Alex DeBrincat Joins Patrick Kane For 2019 IIHF MWC Alex DeBrincat was named to the Team USA preliminary roster for the 2019 IIHF Men's World Championship tournament. DeBrincat and Blackhawks teammate, Patri…

Blackhawks' Erik Gustafsson, Marcus Kruger to play for Sweden at 2019 IIHF World Championship Blackhawks defensemen Erik Gustafsson and center Marcus Kruger will play for Sweden at the World Championship next month in Slovakia, the Swedish Ice Hockey Association announced Friday. Sweden will be looking for its third straight gold for the tournament that runs from May 10-26 in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia.

Dollars and sense: Pay homage to Chet Coppock, the Godfather… It wasn't that Kaplan, the always working, working out or tweeting host of ESPN 1000 and NBC Sports Chicago, ever avoided Coppock at their downtown health club, but he didn't always look forward to seeing him in recent years as Chet would invariably, and angrily, ask him why he wasn't putting him on any of his shows.

Blackhawks' Ian Mitchell decides to return to Denver for junior season I am looking forward to next season." There were probably a lot of factors that went into Mitchell's decision, including the number of young Blackhawks defenseman that will be fighting for ice time in Rockford for the IceHogs. Former Pioneer Blake Hillman is there now along with Notre Dame's Dennis Gilbert and others.

Chicago Blackhawks 2018-19 Player Grades: Patrick Kane 2018-19 was a disappointing season but Blackhawks' star winger, Patrick Kane, made the most of it. Kane silenced the critics while setting new career highs.

2019 Stanley Cup playoffs: April 18 open thread The Hurricanes look to build off their first playoff win in 10 years and even the series against the reigning Stanley Cup champion Capitals. Carolina, however, will be without rookie Andrei Svechnikov, who is in concussion protocol after being knocked down in a fight with Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin in Game 3.

Alex DeBrincat to Play for Team USA at Worlds On Monday, Patrick Kane was announced as the captain of Team USA for the upcoming IIHF Men's Hockey World Championships. The Four Feathers crew immediately speculated wether or not Alex DeBrincat, the Blackhawks second-leading goal scorer in 2019, would be joining Kaner in Slovakia come May.

Blackhawks' Alex DeBrincat named to Team USA for 2019 World Championships DeBrincat will join Kane in representing the United States at the IIHF Worlds for the second consecutive year.

Blackhawks grades for 2018-19 season: Coaching With the Stanley Cup Playoffs underway, and the Blackhawks on the outside looking in, we took the time to grade the Blackhawks coaching staff from 201.

Legendary Chicago Broadcaster Chet Coppock Dies at Age 70 Long-time Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock has died from injuries he suffered in a car accident in South Carolina, his family confirmed Thursday. Coppock's daughter Lyndsey confirmed the news on her Facebook page, saying the legendary broadcaster had been involved in a car accident last week, and died from his injuries on Wednesday night.

Chicago Blackhawks 2018-19 Season Player Grades: David Kampf Let's take a look at two games against the same opponent, with and without Kampf. On March 3rd, the 'Hawks lost 5-2 to the San Jose Sharks while Kampf sat out with his injury. On March 28th, the 'Hawks defeated the same Sharks 5-4 with Kampf back in the lineup.

Alex DeBrincat Joins Patrick Kane on Team USA The Chicago Blackhawks may not be competing for a Stanley Cup championship, but several of their biggest stars will be heading overseas to compete for gold on the international stage.

Blackhawks' Alex DeBrincat will play for Team USA at 2019 IIHF World Championship Blackhawks winger Alex DeBrincat will play for the United States men's national team for a second straight year next month at the World Championship, USA Hockey announced Thursday. DeBrincat scored a goal and eight points last year as Team USA won bronze in the tournament.

Passing the Torch: The Avs are Going to Dominate the Central for the Next 10 Years As if the path for the Blackhawks returning to glory, or simply just the playoffs, didn't look hard enough, a new horse has entered the race to block the Hawks way. Let me tell you, this horse is going to be an absolute thoroughbred.

Blackhawks 2018-19 season grades: Coaching The Blackhawks made a franchise-changing decision when they decided to part ways with the second-winningest NHL coach of all-time in Joel Quenneville for 33-year-old Jeremy Colliton.

Evaluating the present and future of the Blackhawks goaltenders Ward's statistics hadn't looked that bad since the regular season of his rookie year, although some of that blame can be attributed to the woeful defense in front of him. But any debates regarding Ward at this point feel irrelevant.

Second City Hockey's recap of 2018-19 Blackhawks season We look at every angle of what transpired during the Blackhawks second straight playoff-less season.

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