The Blackhawks have signed another forward – for their bottom six.
Chicago agreed to terms on a one-year, $950k deal with center Lucas Wallmark.
Wallmark, 25, split last season between Carolina and Florida; he was part of the trade that sent Vincent Trocheck to Carolina. He had 11 goals and 12 assists with Carolina before the trade and two points in seven games for the Panthers. He averaged 12:49 per game with Carolina.
Wallmark took 685 faceoffs with Carolina, which ranked third for the Canes. He won 50.1 percent of those draws. He also ranked second on the Canes behind Jordan Staal in short-handed faceoffs taken (he won 30 of 74).
Carolina originally selected Wallmark in the fourth round (#97 overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.