Key player locked for the 2017-18 season
Earlier on Saturday, the Chicago Blackhawks announced they have signed one of their key defensemen for one more season.
Defenseman Michal Kempny has signed a 1-year extension, which runs through the 2017-18 season. He played 50 games last season in the NHL as it was his first year back from the KHL.
"Michal's style of play is an asset to our defense," said Senior Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman. "He is the type of player who will continue to improve now that he has transitioned to the National Hockey League. We look forward to his continued development on the ice for the Blackhawks."
He scored 2 goals and registered 8 assists for a total of 10 points.