Blackhawks sign Alex DeBrincat to 3-year, $19.2 million extension
Chicago locks up its young superstar winger.
The Blackhawks signed Alex DeBrincat to a three-year contract extension worth $19.2 million Thursday. The deal runs through the 2022-23 campaign.
DeBrincat was set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2019-20 season. The 21-year-old followed up his 28-goal rookie season with 41 goals during his sophomore season in 2018-19. Chicago selected him in the second round (39th overall) of the 2016 NHL draft.
Bowman: “Alex has scored 69 goals the past two years, so he’s certainly had great start to his career.”— Ben Pope (@BenPopeCST) October 3, 2019
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DeBrincat’s new deal makes him the fourth-highest paid Blackhawks player behind forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews ($10.5 million) and defenseman Brent Seabrook ($6.875 million). Kane and Toews’ deals will end at the same time as DeBrincat’s, while Seabrook will have one year remaining.
Year 1: $5.1M ($4M signing bonus)
Year 2: $5.1M (all salary)
Year 3: $9M (all salary)
*According to NHL insider Pierre LeBrun
Mr. Money in the Bank Alex DeBrincat. @ErieOtters #OHL #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/dMPjSu9Jdu— Mark Scheig (@markscheig) October 13, 2016