The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward MacKenzie Entwistle (muh-KEHN-zee EHN-twih-suhl) on a three-year entry-level contract that runs through the 2020-21 season ($925,000/AAV).
Entwistle, 19, was originally acquired by the Blackhawks in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes on July 12, 2018. In nine games with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League this season, he has seven points (4G, 3A).
He was drafted in the third round (69th overall) by Arizona in the 2017 NHL Draft. Last year, he helped the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League to the OHL Championship, totaling 17 points (10G, 7A) in 21 postseason appearances. His 10 playoff goals shared third among Hamilton skaters. In four appearances during the Memorial Cup, Entwistle notched two points (1G, 1A). The 6-foot-3, 181-pound forward tallied 38 points (13G, 25A) in 49 regular-season games last year. He has recorded 84 points (35G, 49A) in 172 career games with Hamilton from 2015-18.
A native of Georgetown, Ontario, Entwistle represented Team Canada during the 2017 U-18 World Junior Championship, tallying a team-high seven points (4G, 3A). His four goals shared Canada's team lead and shared third among all players in the tournament.