NHL: Chicago Blackhawks sign Erik Gustafsson

By The Sports Xchange  |  July 14, 2017 at 10:41 PM
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The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to terms with defenseman Erik Gustafsson on a one-year contract that runs through the 2017-18 season.

Gustafsson, 25, registered a team-high 25 assists to go with five goals in 68 games with the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs last season. The Nynashamn, Sweden, native posted eight goals and 33 assists in 95 regular-season games with the IceHogs over the past two seasons.

Originally signed by Chicago as a free agent on April 30, 2015, Gustafsson made his NHL debut during the 2015-16 season, notching 14 assists in 41 regular-season games with the Blackhawks. He also added an assist in five playoff contests.

Gustafsson was originally drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the fourth round of the 2012 draft.

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