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Blackhawks, Shaw agree to two-year extension

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Forward Andrew Shaw signed a two-year contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks through the end of the 2015-16 season.

"It's great to come to this agreement with Andrew and keep another important member of our team here in Chicago," said Blackhawks vice president and general manager Stan Bowman. "Andrew has proven his ability to play a prominent role on our team and we look forward to watching him continue to grow as a player for the Blackhawks."

Shaw currently ranks sixth on the team with 11 points (four goals) and has a team-high 51 hits through 18 games this season.

Shaw scored 15 points (nine goals) in 48 games in his first full NHL season in 2012-13 and was a force in the postseason run.

A fifth-round pick, the 22-year-old Shaw has 49 points and a plus-11 plus/minus rating in 103 career regular-season games. He has nine points in 26 career playoff games.

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