The Chicago Blackhawks announced a one-year contract for Alexander Nylander on Monday. Nylander’s deal worth $874,125 against the salary cap for next season. After being retained before the expansion draft, this deal was a foregone conclusion. Nylander is returning to Blackhawks after missing all of last season with a torn meniscus. According to General Manager Stan Bowman, Nylander should be at 100% when the training camp opens.
Coming off his best offensive season in 2019–20, the Blackhawks are hoping for more consistent offensive play from the 23-year-old forward. Nylander was acquired from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Henri Jokiharju in 2019.
Nylander joins Brandon Hagel as the last restricted free agent to sign with the Blackhawks. Hagel signed a three-year, $1.5 million contact earlier this month.
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