Blackhawks, Collin Delia Agree To 3-Year Extension

On Monday morning the Blackhawks announced the team has agreed to a three-year extension with goaltender Collin Delia. The deal has a $1M AAV.

Delia, 24, signed with the Blackhawks on July 28, 2017 after three solid college seasons at Merrimack. This year he is 6-2-3 with a .923 save percentage and 2.98 goals against average.

24 thoughts on “Blackhawks, Collin Delia Agree To 3-Year Extension

  1. I applaud this signing…..3 year term is just what I was hoping for. If the kid develops into a starter, it gives the team serious cap flexibility for the duration of this contract.

    I was estimating that it would take $1.2 million a year to get the 3 year term done so I would say well done Stan. And I don’t say that often when I see cap hits for contracts he gets done.

  2. Wow, can’t get mad at Bowman for this one…… Whats next a Panarin signing???? One other note does anyone on here think Jack Hughes will have the same point production as Panarin in a 3 season average? I’ve also been thinking about trading for a defenseman , do we really want a 30+ year old defenseman if we sign somebody. I mean if Bowman signs trades for someone like Parayko I’m all for it but that is very unlikely….. I would rather see Joker, Boqvist, Mitchell, etc next year and figure out who are our best options or trade them away, kind of like the Schmaltz trade….

  3. A steal of a deal. Stan gets an absolute bargain. Crawford remains the $6 Million question mark. We can only rely on him for 25 games. By no fault of his own, his neurological status is too fragile to depend on him to be a 60 game goalie.

  4. It looks like Delia sold himself inexpensively. If he materializes the way it appears he might, he will be kicking himself in the third year for being very underpaid. This looks like a really good deal for the Hawks.

  5. Well to be honest Delia has no leverage. He was undrafted, and has a very small sample size of NHL games. He has looked good so far, but when someone offers 3 years of NHL contract status at his point in development you take it pretty much no questions asked.

    The timing for this deal couldn’t be better for the Hawks, as Delia has shown enough promise that he may develop into a number 1 or at least a solid backup but hasn’t done much at the NHL level yet due to limited number of games. The timing couldn’t have been better.

  6. *No problems with this this signing. Why would there be right?

    *Luc Suggerud waz waived unconditionally. Felt for him.. Concussions took away a promising career

    *Scott Darling requested a leave of absence: Man another sad one as i truly wished him the best. What he went thru to become a starter was admirable. And now its all off the tracks. Would he have been better off in Chi? Id like to think so but honestly doubt it. He comes across as such a nice guy.

    *Sikura gets 2nd call up: I see a shake up of roster coming very soon but the dressing room has a different aura for him so thatll be good for him.

    *Strome gets 3rd star of week: I know Schmaltz is out for season but each week goes by and it looks like a home run trade. I mean a full season in Chi would be like 80 pts for him.

  7. Fantastic signing! Delia the nicest surprise of the year. He will be a terrific long-term backup. Bowman is doing a lot of things right lately.

  8. Theres your stack the FW/D and a really good goalie on caphit like that 2010 Style.
    Once we get roster deep, this goalie will give chills with saves, like Darls did in that mask he wore that looked like he just picked it up from a pile of helmets/masks in a bag with spares in the locker room.

    This caphit right here is why, we can, add any FW/D in these summers coming up.


  9. This guy knows the situation we in for salary cap and he just gave us a elite player. He knows he is going to get higher contract if he becomes long term goalie. He knows this is best for the team to reload the roster back to an Elite team.

  10. Best news of the day, great signing. As for Darling, I bet if was brought back to Chicago, he would be his old self, playing great. Just look at Kruger, he is playing like he did before just because he is wearing the indian head…..just a thought.

  11. Sometimes I’m wondering now, whether Stan Bowman might have not been the real problem and maybe it was Quenneville. All moves since the coaching change were extremely reasonable or even have already paid off. Quenneville is a fantastic coach, we all know that, but I’m thinking maybe those annual puzzling free agent signings of old veterans might have been due to Quenneville. Maybe Colliton is the better coach for building a young and fast team.

  12. Crow, said he didnt ever even consider retirement at any point last yr or this time. He knew he had to go through what ever it takes to get back, like other injurys do. Good on him, to not let other people make/sway decisions for him. Its his life career and always what he wants to do. Man do I like this guy.

    Crow Dealya are going to be rolling!

  13. Peter, I mentioned after the, nobody would take Manning/any of the tank ufas for a bag of pucks, Manning for Caggiluia trade that Bowman can makes moves now with no other peoples/wants-likes across the board. It wasnt Q or anyoneelses fault, its just doing something across the board one way.

    Thats why I think we are going to see Bowman keep pulling rabbits out, like a bunny and on and on and on and on.

  14. I do not think he cares about money, anymore. he just wants to play and I think he will for this contract. Then he might re sign or sign with another team and maybe after that contract he retires when hes 37-40. Crow aint going to retire because of money or people saying he should. He will on his own terms and when he wants.

  15. Peter touched on something which has been discussed at this blog for years. Was it Q asking for old veterans or Bowman’s decisions? Agree with Peter that Q wanted established old veterans because he was a win-now coach and did not have a lot of patience in developing youngsters. Examples are Rozival and a bunch of over-the-hill signings in 2011. Agree that Colliton is the better coach to build a long-term young team, despite growing pains that come with giving inexperienced players a lot of ice time.

  16. Bowman can do it across the board now. There were no constraints, except to do that kind of thing like you guys are saying. I am thinking now Bowman is just full on, across the board and thats why hes doing the kind of trades hes done this yr and forward. Which I think will be really good trades, like we ve seen.

  17. Should Crow return soon one must wonder if Ward would want a trade as he may see he’s not going to be resigned and would want to showcase his talents for being resigned next year elsewhere.

  18. Ward would have to agree to any trade as he has a NMC. My hope is that they shelve Crow for the rest of the season. Finish the season riding on Ward and Delia. My fear is they trade away Delia’s Cap friendly contract.

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