On Wednesday, the Blackhawks announced the team has signed forward Lukas Reichel, the clubs’ 2020 first-round pick, to a three-year entry-level contract that runs through the 2023-24 season. The deal has a $925,000 salary cap hit.
Reichel, 19, had an impressive World Championships, scoring two goals and four assists in nine games for Germany.
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From the team’s release:
“Lukas made tremendous strides in his second year as a professional. The game appeared to slow down for him this past season, which allowed his play-making skills to be on full display,” said Blackhawks President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Stan Bowman. “Bringing him over to North America is the logical next step for his continued development and we’re excited to be able to add such a young, dynamic player to our forward group.”