Nylander signs 1-year deal with Blackhawks

  • Blackhawks forward Alex Nylander agreed to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday.

    Blackhawks forward Alex Nylander agreed to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 8/16/2021 5:07 PM

The Blackhawks Monday agreed to terms with forward Alex Nylander on a one-year deal that carries an $874,125 cap hit.

Nylander missed all of last season following knee surgery. He scored 10 goals and had 16 assists while averaging 12 minutes of ice time in 65 games in 2019-20.

 

Nylander, acquired from Buffalo for defenseman Henri Jokiharju, is a talented but inconsistent forward who will be battling for playing time on a revamped Hawks roster.

"With Alex's pedigree and being only 23 years old, we feel as if there is still plenty of room for growth in his game," said Stan Bowman, GM and president of hockey operations. "This will be an important season for him to perform consistently and contribute offensively."

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