The Blackhawks agreed to terms with forward MacKenzie Entwistle on a two-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. His cap hit is $800,000.
The new deal ties Entwistle to Chicago through the 2023-24 season. His entry-level contract that carries a cap hit of $811,667 was set to expire at the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
Entwistle, 22, registered two points (one goal, one assist) in five games with the Blackhawks last season. He spent the majority of the year on the taxi squad or with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League, where he accumulated four goals and eight assists for 12 points in 22 games.
Entwistle was one of nine Blackhawks to make their NHL debuts last season and one of seven to score their first NHL goal. He's likely to start the upcoming season in Rockford, given the crowded forward group.
Entwistle was originally acquired by the Blackhawks in the Marian Hossa deal on July 12, 2018. He was selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the third round (No. 69 overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft.
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