It’s a happy Monday morning for forward Alex Nylander, who finally signed with the Blackhawks. Chicago got their final restricted free agent deal done and announced the one-year contract.
Nylander, 23, was originally the eighth overall pick by the Sabres in the 2016 NHL Draft. The Blackhawks acquired him from Buffalo for defenseman Henri Jokiharju before the 2019-20 season.
He has scored 10 goals with 16 assists in 65 games since joining the Blackhawks. Nylander missed all of last season because of knee surgery but is reportedly expected to be ready for training camp this fall.