Kruger Gets New Deal


CALGARY, AB – NOVEMBER 20: Marcus Kruger #16 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates in warm up priot to the game against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on November 20, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have agreed to terms with forward Marcus Kruger on a three-year contract extension, which runs through the end of the 2018-19 National Hockey League season.

Kruger, 25, registered one assist in 33 games with Chicago this season, prior to being placed on Injured Reserve on Dec. 28. The two-time Stanley Cup champion recorded 17 points (7G, 10A) in 81 games with the Blackhawks last season en route to the 2015 Stanley Cup championship.

He added four points (2G, 2A) over 23 postseason games, including a triple-overtime tally in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks. Kruger led team forwards with 180:01 of shorthanded time on ice in the regular season and ranked second with a 53.3 faceoff win percentage.

The Stockholm, Sweden, native has totaled 85 points (28G, 57A) over 320 career NHL games, all with Chicago.

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