The Chicago Blackhawks have comes to terms with veteran forward Richard Panik. It is a two-year deal is reportedly worth $2.8 million per season.
Panik revitalized his career with the Blackhawks last season with 22 goals and 22 assists. Both career highs.
General Manager Stan Bowman had this to say about Panik, “We were pleased with the consistency he showed throughout the season.”
Panik is getting a value that is consistent with the free agent market but is a bit high for the cap-strapped Blackhawks. At only 26 years old, hopefully this is incentive for Panik to increase his production. He’ll only be 28 when this deal ends and could earn a lot more with a couple 50 point seasons.