Blackhawks sign Kruger to three-year extension - – Rockford’s News Leader

Blackhawks sign Kruger to three-year extension


The Chicago Blackhawks announced they have agreed to terms with forward Marcus Kruger on a three-year contract extension, which runs through the end of the 2018-19 season.

Kruger registered one assist in 33 games with Chicago this season, prior to being placed on Injured Reserve on Dec. 28. The two-time Stanley Cup champion recorded 17 points in 81 games with the Blackhawks last season en route to the 2015 Stanley Cup championship. He added four points over 23 postseason games, including a triple-overtime tally in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks.

Kruger was also a member of the Blackhawks’ 2013 Stanley Cup championship team and has collected 14 points in 76 career postseason contests. Kruger was drafted by Chicago in the fifth round (149th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.

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