On Tuesday afternoon the Chicago Blackhawks announced the club has signed defenseman Alex Vlasic to a three-year, entry-level contract. Vlasic was the Blackhawks’ second-round pick (No. 43 overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft.
The deal has a $824,167 salary cap hit and, according to the release, runs through the 2023-24 season — which means they’re burning the first year now. Vlasic is reportedly scheduled to join the Blackhawks on Thursday.