Chicago Blackhawks Sign MacKenzie Entwistle To Extension

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed MacKenzie Entwistle to a two-year, $1.6 million extension. It will have an AAV of $800,000. Due to the fact that he has a year left on his entry-level deal, it will begin during the 2022-23 season. 

The Blackhawks originally acquired Entwistle from the Arizona Coyotes in the infamous Marian Hossa salary dump trade. The 22-year-old was selected by Arizona with the 69th pick of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. At this stage, it seems that the kid is just about ready to take that next step and become a regular NHLer. 

With the Chicago Blackhawks this season, he appeared in five games. In them, he scored a goal and added an assist. He also played in 22 games with the Rockford IceHogs, where he had four goals and 12 points. He showed signs of improvement this past season and will battle for a permanent spot with the Blackhawks moving forward. 

It will be fun to see how Entwistle performs this upcoming season. Keep in mind, his new extension is a one-way deal, so the Blackhawks appear to have high hopes for the kid. 

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