The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Tommy Wingels on a one-year contract that runs through the 2017-18 season.
A native of Wilmette, Illinois, Wingels recorded 12 points (7G, 5A) in 73 games split between the San Jose Sharks and Ottawa Senators during the 2016-17 season. He also skated in nine playoff games with the Senators. The 29-year-old set career highs with 16 goals, 22 assists and 38 points during the 2013-14 campaign with San Jose. That offseason, he represented Team USA at the World Championships, playing in seven games. He led the Sharks in hits for four straight seasons (2012-16), including a career-high 263 during the 2014-15 campaign. A veteran of seven National Hockey League Seasons, Wingels has been to the postseason five times, notching two goals and six helpers in 54 games. He has registered 126 points (53G, 73A) in 373 career regular-season NHL games.
Prior to being drafted in the sixth round (177th overall) in 2008 by the Sharks, Wingels played collegiately at Miami University (Ohio). In three seasons with the RedHawks, he skated in all 127 games, registering 99 points (43G, 56A). During his junior season, he served as team captain and was named Best Defensive Forward in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Wingels also skated with Team Illinois of the Midwest Elite AAA Hockey League (MWEHL) from 2004-06.