The Blackhawks started Wednesday with one goaltender on the payroll next season. Now, they have two.
The Hawks announced Wednesday evening that the club has agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract that runs through the 2023-24 season with Providence College goaltender Jaxson Stauber. The deal has a $883,750 salary cap hit.
Stauber will turn 23 on April 27 and recently finished a marvelous junior season at Providence that made him a Mike Richter Award Finalist. The 6-3, 190-pound netminder was 21-14-2 with a 2.10 goals against average, .921 save percentage and four shutouts in 37 games this season.