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Blackhawks Sign 2017 Draft Pick Jakub Galvas

The Blackhawks signed defenseman Jakub Galvas, a 2017 fifth-round draft pick, to a two-year entry level deal.
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As the 2021 season winds down, the Chicago Blackhawks are adding to the cupboard for the future. On Thursday, the team announced the signing of defenseman Jakub Galvas, a 2017 fifth-round draft pick.

The pact is a two-year entry-level contract that runs through the 2022-23 season and carries an $867,500 cap hit.

Galvas spent the last two seasons playing for Jukurit of the Finnish Elite League, where he posted 26 points (four goals, 22 assists) over 90 games.

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