Blackhawks Sign Jujhar Khaira

The Blackhawks have signed center Jujhar Khaira to a two-year contract.

Khiara, who turns 27 on Aug. 13, was originally a third-round pick (#63 overall) by Edmonton in the 2012 NHL Draft. In 258 career NHL regular season games with the Oilers, Khiara has scored 24 goals with 39 assists. The deal has a $975,000 cap hit.

He averaged 12:03 on the ice per night for the Oilers last year and won 45.2 percent of his faceoffs. He was credited with 151 hits (18.79 per 60 min. of ice time).

What makes this addition — and that of McCabe — at least a little humorous is it continues Stan Bowman’s love affair with the 2012 NHL Draft, which we wrote about back in March 2020.

16 thoughts on “Blackhawks Sign Jujhar Khaira

  • July 28, 2021 at 12:56 pm
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    WTF…..really ?? We need another bottom six guy….our roster and farm club is filled with bottom six wingers…. seriously
    Guess blowman and boy wonder coach have zero confidence in any of our kids in the farm system.

  • July 28, 2021 at 1:07 pm
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    Is Khaira not the tough guy that knocked out by Brett Ritchie?
    Looks like an Andrew Shaw type pickup
    2 hits to the head away from retirement.

  • July 28, 2021 at 1:10 pm
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    Finally an SB signing that makes sense. His 45% FO wins– fits right in with the rest of the team- lol

  • July 28, 2021 at 1:13 pm
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    Khaira probably plays on 4 th line

    Maybe Carp on the move?

  • July 28, 2021 at 3:01 pm
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    This guy is straight puke

  • July 28, 2021 at 3:02 pm
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    Keep it going Hawks brass. Strome,Kamph,Carpenter,DeHaan should be the next to be moved for a few bags of pucks.

  • July 28, 2021 at 3:04 pm
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    Guess the Hawks hierarchy wasn’t as impressed with the 1st half of last season as some of the fans were. Great to see.

  • July 28, 2021 at 6:02 pm
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    I remember this guy getting knocked out in a fight last year…but other than that…

  • July 28, 2021 at 6:35 pm
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  • July 28, 2021 at 8:11 pm
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    You know, for an extra .5 mil a year they could have kept Kamph and his 50% plus face-off wins and a solid 4th line defensive guy. I don’t Khaira very well, he’s bigger, but his f/o percentage is 45%. I like a lot of what’s been happening (Jones, Johnson, McCabe) and understand others (Suter, Hinostroza) but this one befuddles me.

  • July 28, 2021 at 8:39 pm
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    Hardnose players.

    See they do listen.

  • July 28, 2021 at 10:43 pm
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    Letting Hinostroza go was a straight kick to the balls….this guy comes in, works his ass off, scores goals, hands out assists…was probably the best player on the ice at the end of the season and blowman says good bye to him….what a stupid prick. But you bring in this good for nothing lumbering bottom dweller…ugh

  • July 29, 2021 at 9:43 am
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    Panic mode do you think they got ultimatum have to make the playoff this year? Stan keeps wavering small and speedy now big only took 5 years to figure out you need size hope Jones is the real deal his numbers have declined last 3 years should be interesting how lawsuit turns out hope we don’t lose draft picks have a bad feeling about these moves hope I’m wrong

  • July 30, 2021 at 10:46 am
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    We got ahead of the curve and traded our first round pick next year before the NHL could take it away

  • July 31, 2021 at 8:52 am
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    At least this guy has some toughness and will watch out for teammates.

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