Richard Panik Agrees to an extension with the Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks and Richard Panik agree to a new two-year extension that will give him a big pay raise starting next season
The Blackhawks forward Richard Panik, who had a career year, signed a two-year extension Thursday. He posted career highs in goals, assists, and points this season.
The new deal with Panik will hit the cap for $2.8 million per season which is a raise from only $875,000 this past season.
Panik who is only 26 scored 22 goals and had 22 assists and was one of only three players who played all 82 games this season.
“Richard made tremendous strides this past year and we were pleased with the consistency he showed throughout the season,” general manager Stan Bowman said in a statement. “We are looking forward to having him in Chicago for the next two seasons.”
Before he got to the Blackhawks he had 22 points in two seasons with Tampa Bay and then 17 goals with the Maple Leaves. The Blackhawks got him for Jeremy Morin in Jan 2016.
Panik had one of the best goals I got to see all season against the Penguins.
Are you not entertained?
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