Chicago Blackhawks Officially Re-Sign Jason Dickinson to Expensive Contract

Published January 16, 2024 at 11:08
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The Chicago Blackhawks have signed forward Jason Dickinson to a two-year contract extension worth $8.5 million, keeping him with the team until the 2025-26 season. Dickinson, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, chose to stay with the Blackhawks for the next two seasons.

This extension comes shortly after the Blackhawks re-signed forward Nick Foligno to a two-year, $9 million contract, indicating the team's commitment to keeping both players beyond this year's NHL trade deadline.

Currently in the third year of a three-year, $7.95 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks, Dickinson joined the Blackhawks in October 2022 through a trade involving defenseman Riley Stillman and a second-round pick.

Despite initially being viewed as a salary cap move by the Canucks, Dickinson had an outstanding performance in Chicago last season, recording nine goals and 21 assists in 78 games.


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This season, he has surpassed his career-high goal count with 14 goals in just 43 games, driven by an impressive shooting percentage of 21.2%, more than double his career average of 10.2%.

The extension provides stability for the 28-year-old forward, who was once considered a potential buyout candidate two summers ago. Dickinson has seamlessly settled into his role in Chicago and, if he maintains his current pace, could reach 25 goals this season.

While the contract represents another short-term overpayment for the Blackhawks, it is unlikely to have a detrimental long-term impact on the club. Dickinson brings valuable experience to mentor younger players in the Blackhawks organization, offering a mix of physicality and offensive contributions.
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Chicago Blackhawks Officially Re-Sign Jason Dickinson to Expensive Contract

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