The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with goaltender Scott Darling, which runs through the 2016-17 National Hockey League season.
Darling, 26, has tallied a 14-8-2 record, including two shutouts, in 26 games with the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs this season. The Lemont, Ill., native ranks 10th among active AHL goaltenders with a 2.20 goals-against average and sixth with a .927 save percentage. Darling has appeared in seven games with Chicago this year, posting a 5-2-0 record, .937 SV% and 1.97 GAA; he stopped 32 of 33 shots in a 2-1 victory on Oct. 26 vs. the Ottawa Senators in his NHL debut. Darling has registered a 27-14-2 mark in 53 career AHL games with Rockford, Milwaukee and Hamilton and a 17-14-1 record in 39 career ECHL games with Cincinnati, Wheeling and Florida. Darling was selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the sixth round, 153rd overall, in the 2007 NHL Draft.
The Blackhawks return to action on Tuesday when they host the Florida Panthers at 7:30 p.m. The game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet and heard on WGN Radio AM-720.