On Tuesday morning, the Chicago Blackhawks added another prospect to their roster by signing MacKenzie Entwistle to a three-year, entry-level contract that’s worth $925,000 annually.
Entwistle, 19, is a 6-foot-3 190-pound forward from Ontario who was originally selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the third round (69th overall) in the 2017 NHL draft. He came to the Blackhawks earlier this year as part of the trade that sent Marian Hossa’s contract to the Coyotes.
During the 2018 preseason, Entwistle donned a Blackhawks sweater for the first time on Sept. 20. He played 12:24 while scoring one goal, displaying a quick, hard wrist shot that is one of his strongest weapons on the ice.
While playing with the Hamilton Bulldogs during the 2017-18 OHL season, Entwistle scored 13 goals with 25 assists in 49 regular season games. During the postseason, Entwistle added 10 goals and seven assists as Hamilton won the OHL championship. Through nine games this season, Entwistle has four goals and three assists.
Entwistle also has international experience, representing Canada at the Under-18 World Juniors during the 2016-17 season with four goals and three assists in seven games.