The Chicago Blackhawks announced two restricted free agent signings today, which will bolster the organizational depth for the 2020–21 season.
Winger Dylan Sikura and recently acquired center John Quenneville both signed identical two-year $1.5 million contract extensions. The deals are both two-way deals this coming season ($700,000 NHL/$250,000 AHL) and transition into one-way deals ($800,000) for the 2020–21 season, which simply means that if they are sent to Rockford this coming season their salaries will drop to $250,000.
Sikura was a bit of a disappointment for Chicago this past season, and has yet to score a single NHL goal despite his eight assists. He was a crucial part of the Rockford Icehogs ,as their second leading scorer, with 35 points (17G, 18A) in 46 games.
The 6-fott-1, 194-pound Quenneville was acquired from the New Jersey Devils on draft weekend for John Hayden to help fill out the center depth in the Blackhawks organization. He is a former first round draft pick in 2014 and was also a crucial part of his AHL team, the Binghamton Devils, tallying 39 points (18G, 21A) in just 37 games last season.
Both players are expected to compete for NHL spots this season in training camp.