Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman has made it a point to lock up several players on the team to contract extensions recently, and he continued that trend on Monday as the team signed forward Brandon Bollig to a new three-year contract extension.
The team doesn't release salary information, but TSN's Bob McKenzie tracked down the contract's worth:
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The deal will keep Bollig with the Blackhawks through the 2016-17 season, and comes as he is experiencing the best season of his professional career. So far this year, he has six goals and six assists through 62 games, and he has found some great chemistry on the fourth line with Ben Smith and Marcus Kruger. He also has dabbled some on the penalty killing side of things and has cut back on the number of undisciplined penalties that he has taken.
Bollig, who was acquired by the Blackhawks as a free agent during the 2009-10 season, has appeared in 105 games with the Hawks and has 13 goals and 11 assists in those games.
“We take a great amount of pride in having watched Brandon come up through our system and become a big part of our lineup on a daily basis,” Bowman said of re-signing the forward. “We are pleased to be able to come to this agreement with him, ensuring that he will remain a part of our organization. We look forward to seeing his continued development with the Blackhawks.”