Monday, June 29, 2009

Hawks Re-Sign Bolland

The Blackhawks announced on Monday that they have re-signed forward Dave Bolland to a new deal, which will last five years and be worth $16.875 million, with a cap hit of $3.375 million per season.

In the 2009 regular season, Bolland ranked 148th in the league in pool scoring with 19 goals and 28 assists in 81 games. It was a career year for him, as he finally managed to jump into the line-up on a full-time basis. His deal looks to be banking on a 20-goal season going forward, which is a pretty good bet after the year he put in. He is someone to look for in your pool draft at a reasonable spot.

Patrick KaneDuncan KeithCristobel Huet
Jonathan ToewsBrent Seabrook
Andrew LaddBrian Campbell
Dave BollandBrent Sopel
Patrick Sharp
Dustin Byfuglien
Adam Burish

The signing of Bolland has now put the team up to 12 players signed at a rate of just over $39 million for the coming season, with plenty of free agents to sort out this year. With some of the UFAs on the list, the Blackhawks will be likely heading back to their AHL affiliate to help fill their roster up to the maximum of 23 players.

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