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Blackhawks sign Carl Dahlstrom for two more years

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Carl Dahlstrom on a two-year, $1.7 million contract extension that runs through the 2020-21 season.

Selected by the Blackhawks in the second round (51st overall) of the 2013 National Hockey League Draft, Dahlstrom has posted six assists and a plus-minus rating of +8 in 35 games with the Blackhawks this season. He has also spent time with the Rockford IceHogs during the 2018-19 campaign. In 22 games with the IceHogs, he had one goal and seven assists.

Dahlstrom, 24, made his NHL debut on Feb. 10, 2018 at MIN. In 46 career games with the Blackhawks, he has nine assists. Last year with the IceHogs, he recorded career highs in assists (25), points (28) and was named to the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic. Spanning parts of five seasons (2015-18), Dahlstrom had 48 points (10G, 38A) in 162 career regular-season games with the IceHogs. He has added three goals and seven assists in 16 Calder Cup Playoff games.

Prior to joining the Blackhawks organization, the Stockholm, Sweden native spent time with Linköping HC of the Swedish Hockey League. In three seasons with Linköping (2014-16), he tallied 15 points (4G, 11A) in 117 regular-season games while adding a goal and four helpers in 31 postseason games. R.

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