One of the Blackhawks most intriguing prospects is on his way to Chicago.
Dylan Sikura’s college career ended on Saturday when Northeastern lost 3-2 to Michigan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Per a report from Chicago Sun-Times’ reporter Mark Lazerus on Saturday, Sikura was expected to sign an NHL contract and suit up for Chicago’s game versus Winnipeg on Thursday. On Sunday, it was made official.
Sikura was a sixth-round pick of the Hawks (178th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, but started turning heads with strong performances at Northeastern and at the annual Blackhawks prospect camp. He had a stellar senior season for Northeastern, scoring 20 goals with 32 assists while leading the nation with 13 power play goals.
He added a power play goal during Northeastern’s game against Michigan, too:
As recently as February, Sikura was publicly non-committal on his hockey future, although general manager Stan Bowman remained adamant that the team was going to sign him as soon as the college season ended.
And Bowman was right, with the signing of Sikura adding another offensive weapon with plenty of skill to the Hawks roster.