On Thursday morning the Blackhawks announced the team has signed forward Andreas Martinsen to a one-year extension.
Martinsen, who will turn 28 on June 13, appeared in nine regular season games for the Blackhawks and scored once. He added a physical presence to the Hawks’ lineup down the stretch that clearly got the attention of the front office.
In 64 games with Rockford he scored 12 goals with 14 assists while compiling 62 penalty minutes. He added two goals and three assists in 13 postseason games for the IceHogs.
Chicago acquired Martinsen from Montreal on Oct. 4 for forward Kyle Baun. He had a $675,000 cap hit last season.