The Chicago Blackhawks have signed Czech defenseman Jan Rutta to a one-year contract.
Per league source, Jan Rutta's one-year deal with #Blackhawks:
Signing bonus: $92,500
— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) June 7, 2017
As we noted when we first commented on Rutta as a player of interest on May 11, he had eight goals and 24 assists in 46 games with Chomutov Pirati in the Czech league – the same team from which the Blackhawks signed forward David Kampf.
He is listed at 6-3 and 198 pounds and is a right-handed shot. Rutta played well on the power play for the Czech team – where he played with Michal Kempny – at this year’s World Championships.