Blackhawks Sign Defenseman Snuggerud

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The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with defenseman Luc Snuggerud on a three-year contract that begins next season and runs through the 2019-20 campaign. He will report to the Rockford IceHogs.

Snuggerud, drafted by the Blackhawks in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2014 National Hockey League Draft, recently finished his junior season at the University of Nebraska Omaha where he was named to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Second Team after registering career highs in goals (11), assists (20) and points (31) in 39 games. His 11 markers led NCHC blueliners and his 31 points were second.

The 21-year-old tied for third among conference skaters with 18 power-play points this past season. As a freshman, Snuggerud was named to the NCHC All-Rookie Team.

In three seasons at Nebraska Omaha, the Eden Prairie, Minnesota, native totaled 17 goals and 48 assists in 113 career games.

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