Hours before the flood gates open on free agency in the NHL, the Blackhawks have signed one of their newly acquired players to an extension.
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) July 1, 2015
Anisimov, 27, has 86 goals and 106 assists in 412 regular season games since the New York Rangers selected him in the second round of the 2006 NHL Draft. In 2012, Anisimov was one of the key players sent to Columbus in the Rick Nash trade, and he was again involved in a blockbuster on Tuesday as the Hawks sent Brandon Saad to the Blue Jackets.
Anisimov extension with the Hawks. 5 yrs. $22.75 mil total.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2015