The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Vinnie Hinostroza (hihn-oh-STROH-zah) on a two-year contract that runs through the 2019-20 season.
Hinostroza, selected by the Blackhawks in the sixth round (169th overall) of the 2012 National Hockey League Draft, recorded 25 points (7G, 18A) in 50 games with Chicago during the 2017-18 season. He matched a career-high with three points (1G, 2A) against Vegas on Jan. 5, 2018 and added three other multi-point efforts last year. Additionally, he compiled a career-long six-game point streak (2G, 6A) from Dec. 29, 2017 - Jan. 9, 2018.
The 24-year-old also skated in 23 games for the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League during the 2017-18 campaign. Hinostroza totaled 22 points (9G, 13A) and was named an AHL All-Star.
A native of Bartlett, Illinois, Hinostroza has recorded 39 points (13G, 26A) in 106 career NHL regular-season games and 30 goals and 52 assists in 109 contests with the IceHogs. The Notre Dame alum represented his country at the 2016 World Championship where he registered a marker and two helpers in nine games.