The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms on an entry-level contract with forward Andrew Shaw.
Shaw, 20, was selected in the fifth round (139th overall) in the 2011 draft. He is the fourth 2011 selection to receive an entry-level contract from the organization, following Brandon Saad, Mark McNeill and Phillip Danault.
Prior to the season, Shaw signed a contract with the Rockford IceHogs and has been with the Hawks’ AHL affiliate all season. He has been impressive, scoring 12 goals with nine assists in 33 games. Shaw has also accumulated 80 penalty minutes for the IceHogs this year.
According to CapGeek.com, the contract begins during the current 2011-12 season and he is eligible for NHL ice time if the organization wanted to call him up.