The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Philipp Kurashev (FIHL-ihp KUHR-uh-shehv) on a three-year contract that runs through the 2021-22 season ($925,000/AAV). He will remain with the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL.
Originally drafted by Chicago in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2018 National Hockey League Draft, Kurashev has recorded 62 points (28G, 34A) in 57 regular-season games during the 2018-19 campaign as an alternate captain. His 28 goals, 34 assists and 62 points pace the Remparts this season. Over three seasons with Quebec, the 19-year-old has 68 goals and 108 assists in 181 regular-season games and eight points (2G, 6A) in 10 playoff contests.
Internationally, Kurashev has represented Team Switzerland in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships and 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships. The Munsingen, Switzerland native served as an alternate captain for Team Switzerland during the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships and led the tournament with six goals and finished seventh among all skaters with seven points. His point total was a team high. He registered three points (1G, 2A) during the 2018 tournament.