Blackhawks signs yet another prospect.
The Chicago Blackhawks just keep signing rookies, and defenseman Luc Snuggerud is the latest addition to the roster.
The 22-year-old, 6’1 tall, 187 lbs defenseman will finish the 2016-17 season with AHL affiliate Rockford IceHogs after three years in the NCAA playing for the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Snuggerud had a career season with 11 goals and 20 assists for 31 points in 39 games for Nebraska-Omaha, showcasing his two-way skillset and game-sense that make him an attractive NHL prospect.
Chicago appears to be bolstering their lineups at both the NHL and AHL level, Snuggerud is the third prospect signing this week. Forward Anthony Louis, Chicago’s sixth-round pick in 2013, was signed to a two-year entry-level deal on March 13th, and winger John Hayden could be making his NHL debut after agreeing to a two-year entry-level contract on Sunday.
Snuggerud signed a three-year entry-level contract and will report to the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs. Chicago management is shoring up their future prospects heading into the 2015-16 playoffs. With veteran defensemen Brian Campbell and Johnny Oduya entering Unrestricted Free Agency this offseason, Snuggerud may be given a full-time opportunity in the NHL as soon as next season.
Snuggerud had 17 goals and 48 assists, for 65 points in 113 games with the University of Nebraska-Omaha.