On Monday morning the Blackhawks announced that they have agreed to terms with forwards Mikael Hakkarainen and Tim Soderlund on three-year contracts that each run through the 2021-22 season. According to the release the contracts have matching $925,000 cap hits.
Hakkarainen, 21, was originally drafted in the 5th round (139th overall) by the Blackhawks in the 2018 NHL Draft. He recorded 19 goals and 28 asssist in 42 games with the Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) during the 2018-19 season.
Soderlund, 21, was drafted by the Blackhawks in the 4th round (112th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft. During the 2018-19 season, he split time between Frölunda HC and Skellefteå AIK of the Swedish Hockey League.