Blackhawks reward Trevor van Riemsdyk with two-year, one-way deal

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Blackhawks reward Trevor van Riemsdyk with two-year, one-way deal
Blackhawks reward Trevor van Riemsdyk with two-year, one-way deal

The Chicago Blackhawks locked up a defenseman Tuesday. No, not the guy with amazing abs. They re-signed Trevor van Riemsdyk to a two-year contract worth $1.65 million total. It’s a one-way deal.

Rejoice Chicago fans with TVR jerseys who were horrified he would also be part of a long line of Hawks to vacate Chicago this summer.

Said van Riemsdyk’s agent via ESPN Chicago:

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"We are pleased to be able to extend Trevor van Riemsdyk's contract with the Blackhawks," his agent Alec Schall said. "The organization has been great to Trevor, and he has made the best of the opportunities that they have presented to him." 

The blueliner is just 23 years old, and in four playoff games he averaged 7:02 of ice-time. But expect his role to grow next season. He had one assist in 18 regular season games with the Hawks last year, an injury-plagued season where he suffered a fractured left patella after taking a shot from Trevor Daley on Nov. 16. 

As for some of the Hawks’ other free agents. The guy with the abs, Johnny Oduya, is currently in a waiting game with Chicago. But it’s still hard to believe he’s waited this long to not come back to the Hawks. We shall see!

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