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RELEASE: Blackhawks Agree to Extension with DeBrincat

Three-year extension runs through 2022-23 season with $6,400,000 AAV

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Alex DeBrincat on a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2022-23 season ($6,400,000 AAV).

Selected by the Blackhawks in the second round (39th overall) of the 2016 National Hockey League Draft, DeBrincat has recorded 128 points (69G, 59A) in 164 career NHL games with the Blackhawks.

DeBrincat, 21, notched career highs in points (76), goals (41) and assists (35) in 82 games during the 2018-19 season, becoming the second-youngest player in team history to score 40 goals. His 40 goals ranked sixth in the NHL and finished second on the team. He tallied a career-best five points (3G, 2A), including his fourth career hat trick, on Feb. 18 vs. OTT and enjoyed a career-high nine-game point streak (6G, 10A) from Jan. 17-Feb. 12. He also notched his 100th career point on Feb. 5 vs. EDM.

Video: HIGHLIGHTS: Alex DeBrincat

A native of Farmington Hills, Michigan, DeBrincat made his NHL debut on Oct. 5, 2017 vs. PIT, recording his first NHL point (1A). During his rookie campaign, he paced the Blackhawks in goals (28) and became the first Blackhawks rookie in franchise history with three hat tricks in a single season.

DeBrincat has represented the United States at the 2019 and 2018 World Championships, earning a bronze medal in 2018 after recording one marker and eight assists in 10 games. He also won bronze with Team USA at the 2016 IIHF U20 World Championship in Helsinki, Finland, tallying one goal in five games.

The Blackhawks begin the 2019-20 regular-season schedule on Friday, October 4 at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic against the Philadelphia Flyers at 1 p.m. CT as a part of the NHL's Global Series. That game can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago, streamed on NBCSportsChicago.com and on the My Teams by NBC Sports app and heard on WGN Radio.

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