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Blackhawks Sign Jalen Luypen to 3-Year Entry-Level Contract

The forward scored a career-high 64 points in 66 regular-season games and nine points in 19 playoff games for WHL champion Edmonton.

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The Chicago Blackhawks signed prospect Jalen Luypen to an entry-level contract. John Matisz of The Score first reported the news.

Luypen scored a career-high 64 points (29 goals, 35 assists) in 66 regular-season WHL games for the Edmonton Oil Kings. The 5-foot-10, 154-pound forward added nine points (four goals, five assists) in 19 playoff games en route to a WHL championship. He turned 20 years old on June 28.

Luypen, a seventh-round pick, is the fourth player from the Blackhawks’ 2021 draft class to sign an NHL contract. Defensemen Nolan Allan (first) and Ethan del Mastro (fourth), and forward Colton Dach (second) have also signed with Chicago.

Luypen is also the third seventh-round pick since 2018 to sign with the Blackhawks, joining forward Josiah Slavin (2018) and defenseman Louis Crevier (2020).

Slavin, a Chicago Steel alum, had one assist in 15 NHL games, and 32 points (18 goals, 14 assists) in 49 AHL games this past season. Crevier scored 36 points (10 goals, 26 assists) in 62 regular-season games for Quebec of the QMJHL. He added 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 12 playoff games. Crevier will join the Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, next season with Jalen Luypen.

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Brandon is a contributor for On Tap Sports Net covering the Chicago Blackhawks, Rockford IceHogs and Chicago Steel. He also covers the Blackhawks as an independent correspondent for Follow Brandon on Twitter @brandonmcain.

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