Chicago Blackhawks to Sign Teuvo Teravainen

The Chicago Blackhawks are bringing back an old friend, as they are signing Teuvo Teravainen to a three-year, $16.2 million contract ($5.45 million cap hit).

Teravainen began his NHL career with the Blackhawks as he was drafted by them with the 18th overall pick of the 2012 NHL entry draft. He played three seasons for the Blackhawks And then was traded to the Carolina hurricanes in 2016. Now, after playing eight years with the Hurricanes, he is a Blackhawk again.

The Blackhawks have made it clear that they want to make their club better, as it has already been reported that they will be the lucky club signing Tyler Bertuzzi once it hits noon. Now, by bringing in Teravainen, youngster Connor Bedard is going to have two more impactful veteran forwards to work with as he continues to develop his game. 

Teravainen appeared in 76 games this past season with the Hurricanes, where he posted 25 goals to go along with 53 points in 76 games. In addition, he also played in 11 postseason games for the Canes, where he had two goals and six points.

Overall, this is a very good signing for the Blackhawks, and Teravainen should fit in wonderfully in Chicago’s top six. 

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