The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Matthew Highmore on a three-year contract.
Highmore has recorded career-highs in goals (32) and points (82) through 58 games of his fifth season with the QMJHL's Saint John Sea Dogs. He paces the Sea Dogs in assists (50) and points (82), and ranks second on the team in goals (32) and power-play points (11G, 21A). The 21-year-old strung together a six-game goal scoring streak (8G) from Dec. 2 to Dec. 17, 2016, which ranks as the sixth longest in the league this season. The Halifax, Nova Scotia, native has racked up 27 multi-point outings.
In 283 career games with the Sea Dogs, Highmore has compiled 88 goals and 152 assists. Highmore was teammates (2013-17) with Nathan Noel, Chicago's fourth round draft choice in the 2016 NHL Draft.
The Blackhawks return to action on Friday when they host the New York Islanders at the United Center at 7:30 p.m. The game can be seen live on WGN-TV, and heard on WGN Radio.