The Blackhawks are adding to their already crowded blue line by signing Manitoba native, Wyatt Kalynuk. The deal is a two-year pact worth $925,000 annually beginning in 2021-22.
Kalynuk, a 2017 seventh-round draft pick by the Philadelphia Flyers, became a free agent after not signing with the team. Kalynuk will be foregoing his senior season at the University of Wisconsin to turn pro.
In three seasons with the Badgers, the 6-foot-1, 189 lb Kalynuk scored 78 points (19 goals, 59 assists) in 110 games and served as team captain his junior season.
Prior to attending Wisconsin, Kalynuk spent three seasons playing in the USHL for the Lincoln Stars and Bloomington Thunder.
Below Kalynuk, #2, can be seen assisting on a Cole Caulfield goal at the 1:09 mark.