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Blackhawks sign Carl Soderberg to one-year contract

/ by Charlie Roumeliotis
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Carl Soderberg

The Blackhawks have agreed to terms with center Carl Soderberg on a one-year, deal, the team announced Saturday. His cap hit is $1 million.

Soderberg, 35, registered 35 points (17 goals, 18 assists) in 70 games last season for the Arizona Coyotes. He also recorded two points (one goal, one assist) in nine postseason contests, where he averaged 16:09 of ice time.

"Carl is an experienced center who plays a strong two-way game and adds an element of size to our group of centermen," GM Stan Bowman said in a statement. "He has shown the ability to score and match up, which is critical in today’s game, and he also brings consistency and versatility to the team, evidenced by his usage on both special teams as well as even-strength play."

Soderberg has a career faceoff win percentage of 47.6. He can also play wing, although the Blackhawks are likely to use him at center, especially if Kirby Dach is out for an extended period of time because of a wrist injury.

Soderberg was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round (No. 49 overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft. His best season as a pro came in 2018-19 when he set a career high with 23 goals and finished with 49 points in 82 games with the Colorado Avalanche.

 
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