General manager Stan Bowman is addressing the Chicago Blackhawks’ future along two fronts Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Along with the Hawks’ five selections in the NHL draft, the Hawks agreed to a four-year deal with forward Bryan Bickell.
The 27-year-old ranked fifth in the NHL and second on the team with a career-high 17 points (9G, 8A) in 23 playoff games en route to the 2013 Stanley Cup Championship. The Bowmanville, Ontario, native ranked fifth in the NHL and paced club forwards with a +11 plus/minus rating.
Bickell registered 23 points (9G, 14A) in 48 regular-season games. Originally drafted 41st overall by Chicago in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, he has tallied 90 points (40G, 50A) in 220 career NHL games.