PHILADELPHIA – Whether the Blackhawks make a deal at the NHL Entry Draft on Friday night remains to be seen. Right now, however, they’re sealing up their own players.
The Blackhawks agreed to terms with forward Jeremy Morin on a two-year contract extension, which will go through the 2015-16 season. ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports that Morin's cap hit will be $800,000 per season.
The 23-year-old Morin recorded five goals and six assists in 24 regular-season games with the Blackhawks. He also played in two postseason contests.
[MORE HAWKS: Blackhawks agree to deals with Ben Smith, Antti Raanta]
General manager Stan Bowman, speaking earlier this month about Morin, said the forward is on the cusp of being a bigger part of the Blackhawks’ lineup.
“Every year, we’ve seen one or two young guys come in. This year it was Ben Smith. Next year I think Jeremy Morin will have that chance to do that as well,” Bowman said. “He’s sort of knocking on the door of a player that gives you a little bit of everything. The one thing he needs is to get the opportunity.”