The Chicago Blackhawks signed forward MacKenzie Entwistle to a two-year, $1.6 million contract extension on Wednesday morning.
Entwistle's extension will carry an $800K salary cap hit during the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons. The 22-year-old forward's current contract, a three-year pact signed in October 2018, carries an $811,667 cap hit during the upcoming 2021-22 season.
Entwistle made his NHL debut late in the 2021 season after splitting time between the Blackhawks taxi squad and the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL. He appeared in five games for the NHL club and recorded two points (one goal, one assist) while averaging 9:49 TOI.
Entwistle added 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 22 games for the IceHogs in 2021.
With this extension, the Blackhawks continue to stock up on young forwards with team-friendly contracts for the near future. Forward Mike Hardman recently signed a similarly structured extension that will keep him in Chicago through the 2023-24 season as well. Brandon Hagel will also remain with the team through 2023-24 after signing a three-year pact on August 6.