According to a number of sources, including Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times, the Blackhawks have reportedly agreed to a one-year, $600k deal with forward Jack Skille.
Skille, 23, was the Hawks first round pick (seventh overall) in 2005 but has been limited to 30 NHL games over the past three seasons has only scored eight points (five goals, three assists). In Rockford last year, Skille had 49 points (23 goals, 26 assists) in 63 games. Listed at 6’1 and 205 pounds, Skille played with Jake Dowell and former Blackhawks forward Adam Burish at Wisconsin.
The $600k cap number might be Skille’s best best asset in training camp this year; a big part of his inability to see significant time in the NHL last year was his inflated cap number because of where he was drafted.