The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Ryan Carpenter on a three-year contract that runs through the 2021-22 season ($1,000,000 AAV).
Carpenter, 28, has spent the last two seasons with the Vegas Golden Knights. He recorded five goals and set career highs in points (18) and assists (13) in a career-high 68 games last season while also winning a career-best 52.6 percent of his faceoffs. During the 2017-18 season, Carpenter scored a single-season high nine goals in 36 regular-season games with Vegas and helped the Knights to the Stanley Cup Final, tallying five assists in 17 playoff contests. He also skated in 16 games with San Jose earlier in the 2017-18 season, notching an assist.
Originally signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks in 2014, Carpenter has skated in 132 National Hockey League games, notching 16 goals and 21 assists with the Sharks and Knights. The Oviedo, Florida native made his NHL debut on Dec. 12, 2015 vs. Minnesota during the 2015-16 season with San Jose.