Blackhawks Sign Hjalmarsson To 5-Year Extension

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Niklas Hjalmarsson (Photo Credit: Getty Images, By: Jeff Gross)

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(CBS) Days after locking up goalie Corey Crawford with a six-year deal, the Blackhawks signed defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to a five-year contract extension.

The deal keeps Hjalmarsson in place through the end of the 2018-19 season.

Hjalmarsson, drafted by the Blackhawks in the fourth round of the 2005 NHL Draft, has recorded 56 points (nine goals and 47 assists) and a +48 rating in 306 career games.

He was on both the 2010 and 2013 Stanley Cup-winning teams.



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