On Thursday, the Blackhawks announced the club has signed Michigan Tech forward Tanner Kero to a two-year contract. Kero’s contract begins at the start of the 2015-16 season; he has agreed to an ATO contract and will report to Rockford for the rest of the season.
Kero, 22, posted 46 points (20 goals, 26 assists) in 41 games during his senior year. He led the WCHA in points and was named the conference’s Player of the Year.
Kero is represented by Acme World Sports, which also represents Blackhawks forward Teuvo Teravainen and defenseman Kimmo Timonen, as well as Hawks prospects Alex Broadhurst, Ville Pokka and Vince Hinostroza.