The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Dylan Sikura on a two-year contract that runs through the 2018-19 season. Sikura will wear number 95 for the Blackhawks and will join the team immediately.
Sikura was drafted by the Blackhawks in the sixth round (178th overall) of the 2014 National Hockey League Draft. The 22-year-old recently completed his senior season at Northeastern University where he was selected as a Hobey Baker finalist after posting 54 points, including a career-high 22 goals and 32 assists in 35 games. His 54 points ranked second for the Huskies and third among all NCAA skaters.
The Aurora, Ontario, native recorded 18 multi-point games and recorded a point in 28 of 35 games this season. He logged 14 points (6G, 8A) in his first seven games of the year, including six straight multi-point games to start the season, earning the Hockey East Player of the Month award for October. Sikura was also named to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team, was a Hockey East First Team All-Star and helped the Huskies to their first Beanpot Championship since 1988, notching four points (1G, 3A).
In four seasons at Northeastern, Sikura accumulated 58 goals and 88 assists in 137 career games. His 146 points and 88 assists each rank 14th in Northeastern history and his 58 career goals shares 28th.