The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with forward Viktor Stalberg on a two-year contract.
Stalberg, 25, registered 12 goals, including three game-winning markers, 12 assists and 43 penalty minutes in 77 regular-season contests during the 2010-11 campaign, his first season with the Blackhawks. He also ranked fourth among club forwards with 102 hits and added one goal and five penalty minutes in seven postseason tilts in his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut.
Acquired from Toronto on June 30, 2010, Stalberg was originally selected by the Maple Leafs in the sixth round (161st overall) of the 2006 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The Gothenberg, Sweden, native has tallied 21 goals, 17 assists and 73 penalty minutes in 117 career regular-season games over parts of two NHL seasons with Toronto (2009-10) and Chicago. He also notched 33 points (12G, 21A) in 39 tilts with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies during the 2009-10 season.