Chicago Blackhawks Sign Young Defenseman to Contract Extension

The Chicago Blackhawks have liked what they've seen so far from Riley Stillman and have signed the young defenseman to a three-year contract extension worth $1.35 million per season.

Stillman was acquired in a multi-player trade with the Florida Panthers. The 23-year-old is coming into his own in the league and the Blackhawks were happy to take on Brett Connolly's contract if it meant they would also be getting Stillman in the trade.

Stillman has appeared in 14 games between the two clubs this season and has yet to register a point. It's obvious his 'simple' game is catching the eye of Chicago's management enough to want to lock him up for three years. The former fourth-round selection has never lit up the score sheets, even in junior, so don't expect to see highlight reel goals Blackhawks' fans. Stillman is all about making the right play and being defensively sound in his own end, which he should get a chance to showcase with more minutes in Chicago.

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