Forward Dennis Rasmussen signed a one-year contract Wednesday to remain with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Rasmussen, 25, could have become a restricted free agent July 1. He was signed as a free agent by the Blackhawks in 2014-15.
A native of Vasteras, Sweden, Rasmussen had four goals and nine points in 44 games as a rookie this season for Chicago. He also had seven goals and 16 points in 25 games for Rockford of the American Hockey League.