Blackhawks Give Kero Contract Extension

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CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 21: Tanner Kero #67 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck ahead of Luca Sbisa #5 of the Vancouver Canucks in the third period at the United Center on March 21, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with forward Tanner Kero. It runs through the end of the 2018-19 National Hockey League season.

Kero has posted five goals and seven assists in 38 games with the Blackhawks this season. He began the 2016-17 campaign with the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs where he led the club with 20 points (7G, 13A) before being recalled on Dec. 22, 2016.

The Hancock, Mich., native recorded a career-high three points (2G, 1A), including his first career multi-goal game, on Jan. 17 at Colorado. Kero is one of seven rookies to suit up for Chicago this season.

The 24-year-old has split time with the Blackhawks and IceHogs over the previous two seasons after being signed by the organization as a free agent on April 2, 2015. In 55 career games with the Blackhawks, Kero has registered six goals and nine assists. He has also compiled 64 points (32G, 32A) in 94 contests with Rockford.

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