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Blackhawks, Bolland agree on 5-year deal @NHLdotcom

CHICAGO (AP) -The Chicago Blackhawks and center Dave Bolland have agreed on a five-year contract.

Bolland, a restricted free agent, had 19 goals, 28 assists and a plus-19 rating during the regular season. He added four goals and eight assists in the playoffs while helping the Blackhawks reach the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1995.

The team did not disclose his salary Tuesday.

The Blackhawks also reached agreements with restricted free agents Jake Dowell (two years) and Antti Niemi (one year), who both spent most of the season in the minors. Team spokesman Brandon Faber says all three deals need league approval.

The NHL's youngest team last season, the Blackhawks reached the playoffs for the first time in seven years.

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