On Monday the Blackhawks announced they have agreed to termson a two-year contract with NCAA free agent defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk. The contract will begin at the start of the 2014-15 season.
van Riemsdyk missed significant time after fracturing his left ankle in January, but still managed 23 points (four goals, 19 assists) in 26 games. He finished the season ranked fifth on the University of New Hampshire team in points and sixth in assists in spite of the injury cutting his season short.
He was named an NCAA First-Team All-American and Hockey East First-Team All-Star following the 2012-13 season, and posted 75 points in 102 career games with UNH.
van Riemsdyk, 22, is the younger brother of Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk — who was selected with the second overall pick in the 2007 Draft immediately following Patrick Kane. Trevor is listed at 6-2 and 195 pounds.