The Chicago Blackhawks today announced that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Riley Stillman on a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2023-24 season ($1,350,000 salary cap hit).
"Having a young, physical defenseman like Riley in the fold is exciting for the future of our team," said Blackhawks President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Stan Bowman. "He is growing into an excellent all-around defenseman and that continued development is something we look forward to seeing firsthand. We love his size, and his toughness adds another piece to our defense."
Since being acquired by Chicago on April 8, 2021 from the Florida Panthers, the 23-year-old has played in six games and has been credited with 16 hits and eight blocked shots in 16:43 of average ice time per game.
Stillman logged a career-high five assists in 34 games with the Panthers last year. The Peterborough, Ontario native also skated in three postseason games during last year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. Stillman made his National Hockey League debut on Feb 26, 2019 at Arizona. He has played in 49 career regular-season NHL games, tallying five assists.
A fourth-round pick (114th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft of the Panthers, Stillman has 26 points (7G, 19A) in 89-career AHL games. He was a 2018 Ontario Hockey League champion with the Hamilton Bulldogs, where he was teammates with forward MacKenzie Entwistle. Stillman five goals and nine helpers in 21 OHL postseason games that year.
He is the son of former NHLer and two-time Stanley Cup champion, Cory Stillman.