On Thursday morning the Blackhawks announced the club has signed defenseman Madison Bowey to a two-year contract.
#Blackhawks agree to terms with defenseman Madison Bowey on a two-year contract that runs through 2021-22 season. His cap hit is $725,000.— Charlie Roumeliotis (@CRoumeliotis) January 28, 2021
Year 1 of his contract is a two-way deal and Year 2 transitions to a one-way deal.
Bowey was placed on waivers by the Blackhawks so he can be assigned to either the taxi squad or the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL.
Bowey, 25, was originally the 53rd overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals. The Caps traded him to Detroit in 2019 with a second round pick in the 2020 draft for Nick Jensen and a fifth round pick in the 2019 draft.
He has appeared in 153 career regular season games between Washington and Detroit, posting five goals and 24 assists.
Bowey registered 17 points in 53 games with the Red Wings last year. He averaged 17:54 on ice per game and was credited with 53 hits and 58 blocked shots. He also averaged 1:21 on the penalty kill and 41 seconds per night on the power play for the Red Wings.
Bowey is a right-handed shot listed at 6-2 and 203 pounds.
Bowey on a 2 year deal, and by playing 1 more NHL game, will meet the minimum exposure requirements for the expansion draft.— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) January 28, 2021
At the moment the only player who meets the requirements on defence for Chicago and who can be exposed is Connor Murphy.https://t.co/DP5mKUfZ26 https://t.co/dGjOh63Jix