The Blackhawks signed forward Mattias Janmark to a one-year, $2.25 million contract Monday.
The 27-year-old Janmark was an unrestricted free agent. He scored 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) in 62 games this past season, and added a career-high eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 26 postseason contests during Dallas’ run to the Stanley Cup Final, a six-game loss to the Lightning.
Janmark (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) is a bottom-six forward who can play center or wing. He averaged 14:37 of ice time and ranked third on the Stars in scoring chances allowed per 60 this past season.
Mattias Janmark heads to CHI on a 1 yr deal for $2.25 mil.— Sean Tierney (@ChartingHockey) October 12, 2020
Janmark's xG impact is a definite plus and he can help on the penalty kill. But he really cannot give you any offense of any type, he turns the puck over, and he takes more penalties than he draws. Is CHI tanking? Maybe? pic.twitter.com/uCqSl832Gv
Selected in the third round of the 2013 NHL Draft by the Red Wings, Janmark was traded to Dallas in March 2015. He scored 29 points (15 goals, 14 assists) in 73 games during his rookie season then missed the entire 2016-17 season after having knee surgery. Doctors discovered he had Osteochondritis dissecans, a genetic joint disorder in which cracks form in the cartilage and bone, causing blood deprivation and making the knee lock up.
Janmark rebounded the following season with a career-high 34 points (19 goals, 15 assists) in 81 games under new head coach Ken Hitchcock. Janmark’s role started to become more defensive orientated and he scored 25 points (six goals, 19 assists) in 81 games with Jim Montgomery at the helm before Rick Bowness took over last December when Montgomery was fired.
Janmark has scored 109 points (46 goals, 63 assists) in 297 regular-season games and 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) in 45 playoff games.
A common theme with today's Blackhawks signings, Matthias Janmark and Lucas Wallmark:— Ben Pope (@BenPopeCST) October 12, 2020
They're both very good at limiting opponents' shot attempts in the slot.
This from @IneffectiveMath's heat maps, with Wallmark on the left and Janmark on the right: pic.twitter.com/m5XtnvD5FT
Chicago, you're getting a good one— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) October 12, 2020
Thank you for everything, Janny pic.twitter.com/1QLffQ0E18
Klingberg is having himself a game & Janmark brings the Stars within one pic.twitter.com/g3qmXmfxs1— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) September 22, 2020