Monday, June 23, 2008

Hawks Re-Up Ladd

Blackhawks forward, Andrew Ladd, signed a 2-year deal to stay with the Chicago team on Monday. Financial numbers were not released on the statement, but Ladd did earn around $2 million last season, so the number should be in that ballpark again.

Ladd, 22, finished the season with 30 points (14G, 16A) in 63 games for the Blackhawks. He was acquired by the Hawks from Carolina around the trade deadline and obviously made a good impression with his new team. Ladd was potentially going to be a restricted free agent in July, but the Blackhawks were quick to quash that idea.

Patrick KaneDuncan KeithNikolai Khabibulin
Patrick SharpDustin Byfuglien
Jonathan ToewsBrent Seabrook
Robert LangJames Wisniewski
Andrew LaddBrent Sopel
Martin HavlatCam Barker
Craig Adams
Adam Burish

This now brings Chicago's returning skaters count to 15 and a rough estimate of $44 million against the cap, give or take. Eight active players are yet to be found for the ballpark figure of $15 million remaining before the cap ceiling.

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