The Blackhawks have signed college free agent center Matt Carey to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Carey, 22, scored 18 goals and posted 19 assists in 38 games with St. Lawrence University (ECAC). He is listed at 6-0 and 195 pounds, and previously played for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens and Hamilton Red Wings (OJHL).
According to College Hockey News, Carey’s entry-level contract will begin this season; he will effectively take Patrick Kane’s roster spot. He will reportedly join the Blackhawks as early as Friday, and could play this weekend.