Stan Bowman has wasted very little time getting to work this postseason.
On Tuesday morning, the Blackhawks GM traded Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell to Carolina for a couple draft picks.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Hawks announced a one-year extension with forward Richard Panik.
Richard Panik’s one-year extension with the #blackhawks is worth $875,000 — down from the $975,000 he earned last season.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 15, 2016
Panik, 25, was acquired from Toronto in a trade for forward Jeremy Morin in January. In 30 games with the Hawks, Panik scored six goals and added two assists. Panik also contributed three assists in six playoff games this spring.
Originally a second round pick (52nd overall) by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2009 NHL Draft, Panik has scored 25 goals with 22 assists in 181 career regular season games with Chicago, Toronto and Tampa.