The Blackhawks have agreed to terms with goaltender Malcolm Subban on a two-year contract extension, the team announced Friday. His average annual value is $850,000.
"The offer came up and I took it," Subban said in a video conference call. "Getting familiar with everyone here, getting familiar with the city, it’s been unbelievable so far and I’m so happy that I could sign back and be a part of this for a little bit longer."
Subban, 26, went 9-7-3 with a 3.18 goals-against average and .890 save percentage in 20 appearances for the Vegas Golden Knights last season before getting traded to Chicago at the Feb. 24 deadline. He has not started in a game for the Blackhawks yet.
Subban is expected to compete for the starting job with Collin Delia and Kevin Lankinen after the Blackhawks announced Thursday they would not re-sign Corey Crawford.
Subban was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the first round (No. 24 overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.