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Blackhawks sign Dylan Sikura to 2-year deal, recall Victor Ejdsell

By Jim Hagerty

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday announced that they have signed forward Dylan Sikura to a two-year contract.

Sikura, 22, just completed his senior season at Northeastern University in Boston, where he finished with 22 goals and 32 assists.

A 2014 Blackhawks draft pick, the Hobey Baker finalist previously announced that he was unsure if he’d sign with Chicago. Sikura will report to the club immediately and is expected to be in the lineup Thursday against the Winnipeg Jets. He’ll wear number 95.

Sikura logged 18 multi-point games and recorded a point in 28 of 35 contests. He was a member of the Hockey East All-Tournament Team, and a Hockey East First Team All-Star, leading the Huskies to their first Beanpot Championship in 30 years.

Sikura’s signing comes two weeks after the Blackhawks inked his brother, Tyler, to his first NHL contract. Tyler, 25, is an undrafted forward who made his pro debut in 2015 after four years at Dartmouth. He’s currently playing with the Rockford IceHogs.

In other transactions, Chicago recalled newly acquired Victor Ejdsell from the IceHogs Sunday. The 22-year-old forward was traded to Chicago Feb. 26 for Ryan Hartman but remained in Sweden to complete his season with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League.

Ejdsell has played in two games for the IceHogs since arriving in the United States, recording one assist on March 23 against Milwaukee. He tallied 34 points  in 50 games with HV71 this season. He led the team in goals and points. R.

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