NHL free agency opened up on Saturday and the Blackhawks are bringing a local product home.
Wilmette, Ill., native Tommy Wingels has inked a 1-year contract with the #Blackhawks!
Welcome home, Tommy! pic.twitter.com/gFDrJiu2Ov
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) July 1, 2017
Wingels, 29, was a sixth round pick (#177) in the 2008 NHL Draft before heading to Miami (Ohio). He had his best NHL season in 2013-14 with the San Jose Sharks when he scored 16 goals with 22 assists in 77 games.
San Jose traded Wingels to Ottawa last season during a rough season for the veteran. He had only seven goals and five assists in 73 combined games between the Sharks and Sens.