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.