I guess there is only room for one Brandon in the Chicago Blackhawks organization. One day after trading Bandon Pirri to the Florida Panthers, the Blackhawks have re-signed Brandon Bollig.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 3, 2014
The contract extension that will begin next season. That is a nice raise of the $575,000 that he has made for this season and last.
Bollig is not a big contributor on the scoreboard for the Blackhawks as he only has six goals and six assists for 12 points. Again, not huge totals but it’s good tertiary production. Chicago is more than pleased with that type of production as he is a third line player that primarily plays with toughness.
Bolland had this to say on Twitter.
Beyond excited to remain a Blackhawk for the next three years. Thank you all for the support.
— Brandon Bollig (@Bollig87) March 3, 2014
Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman commented on Bollig’s new contract.
“We take a great amount of pride in having watched Brandon come up through our system and become a big part of our lineup on a daily basis… We are pleased to be able to come to this agreement with him, ensuring that he will remain a part of our organization. We look forward to seeing his continued development with the Blackhawks.”
With the signing, the Blackhaws now have 17 players signed for next season with a cap total of $65,157,628. With the NHL salary cap going up to $71 million for next season, that leaves $5,842,372 for them to re-sign six players.
The Blackhawks have Michal Handzus, Peter Regin, Sheldon Brookbank set to be unrestricted free agents and Ben Smith and Antti Raanta heading towards retsricted free agency. The Blackhawks still have some decisions to make, more if they pick up any players at the Trade Deadline.