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Blackhawks agree to extensions with Rozsival, Tootoo

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extensions with defenseman Michal Rozsival and forward Jordin Tootoo. Each extension runs through the end of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season.

Rozsival, 38, has one goal and one assist in 51 games this season with the Blackhawks. Now in his fifth season with Chicago, he has scored 48 points (4G, 44A) in 201 career games. A member of the 2013 and 2015 Stanley Cup Championship teams, Rozsival has appeared in 54 total Stanley Cup Playoffs games with the Blackhawks, scoring one goal and recording 10 assists. He joined Chicago signing as a free agent on September 11, 2012.

The Vlasim, Czech Republic native has scored 68 goals and recorded 240 assists in 957 NHL games with Pittsburgh (1999-2003), the New York Rangers (2005-2011), Phoenix (2011-2012) and Chicago. He has skated in 106 career Stanley Cup Playoffs games, scoring five goals and recording 20 assists. In 2014, he represented the Czech Republic in the Winter Olympics where he appeared in five games. Rozsival was originally selected in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 1996 NHL Draft by Pittsburgh.

Tootoo, 34, has appeared in 36 games this season-his first-with the Blackhawks. He originally signed a one-year contract with Chicago on July 5, 2016. Prior to that, he played two seasons with the New Jersey Devils where he scored four goals and notched five assists in 66 games during the 2015-16 campaign. Over his 13-year NHL career, Tootoo has tallied 158 points (63G, 95A) and 1,003 penalty minutes in 709 career games. The forward made his NHL debut in 2003 with Nashville where he played for eight seasons. He later skated for Detroit (2012-14).

The Churchill, Manitoba, native has appeared in 40 Stanley Cup Playoffs games, netting three goals and recording seven assists. Tootoo was selected in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2001 NHL Draft by Nashville.

The Blackhawks return to action Wednesday when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins at the United Center at 7:00 p.m. The game can be seen live nationally on NBCSN, streamed live online with the NBC Sports App, and heard on WGN Radio.

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