The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have agreed to terms with defenseman Cameron Schilling on a two-year contract, which runs through the end of the 2016-17 National Hockey League season, and defenseman Michael Liambas on a one-year contract, which runs through the end of the 2015-16 NHL season.
Schilling, 26, appeared in four games with the Washington Capitals and recorded 18 points (3G, 15A) in 63 regular-season games for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League last season. The Carmel, Ind., native also notched eight points (3G, 5A) in 10 postseason games with Hershey.
He has skated in six NHL games, all with Washington (2012-15). He has also registered 50 career points (13G, 37A) in 210 career AHL games, all with Hershey (2011-15). Prior to turning pro, Schilling tallied 57 points (8G, 49A) in four seasons at Miami University. He was also named to two NCAA All-Regional teams (2008, 2010) and helped Miami win the 2010-11 CCHA Championship.
Liambas, 26, collected eight points (5G, 3A) and 158 penalty minutes in 54 games with the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL last season. He has registered 17 points (9G, 8A) and 499 PIM over 141 career AHL games, all with Milwaukee (2012-15).
The Woodbridge, Ontario, native previously totaled 21 points (3G, 18A) and 403 PIM in 87 games over three seasons in the East Coast Hockey League with the Cincinnati Cyclones (2010-13) and Orlando Solar Bears (2012-13). Liambas also recorded nine points (3G, 6A) and 82 PIM in 25 games for the University of British Columbia in 2010-11 and four points (1G, 3A) and 146 PIM for the Bloomington PrairieThunder of the International Hockey League from 2008-2010. Prior to turning pro, Liambas notched 13 points (5G, 8A) and 357 PIM in 124 games over four seasons with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League.