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Defenceman Kyle Cumiskey agrees to 1-year contract with Blackhawks

Wednesday, 07.02.2014 / 4:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Defenceman Kyle Cumiskey agrees to 1-year contract with Blackhawks

CHICAGO - Defenceman Kyle Cumiskey has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks and is returning to the NHL.

The 27-year-old Cumiskey spent the past two years with MODO of the Swedish Hockey League and had four goals and 24 assists last season. He played in 132 games with the Colorado Avalanche from 2006 to 2011, registering nine goals and 26 assists.

The Blackhawks announced the move on Wednesday.

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