The Blackhawks have agreed to terms of a three-year deal with forward Ryan Hartman, the team's first-round selection (30th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Hartman, a 19-year-old from West Dundee, has posted 21 points (10g, 11a) in 20 games this season with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League. He leads the Whalers in points, while ranking second in goals and sharing third in assists. Before joining the Whalers, Hartman recorded 76 points (38g, 38a) in 115 games with the United States National Team Development Program from 2010 to 2012. He won gold medals with the U.S. team at the 2013 World Junior Championship, and at the 2012 Under-18 World Championship.