The Chicago Blackhawks announced that they have come to an agreement with Kyle Cumiskey on a one year deal. The deal is reportedly worth $600,000 in the NHL and $400,000 in the minors.
After two years in Sweden with Modo, Kyle Cumiskey is back in North America. Abbotsford native has signed a deal with #Blackhawks
— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) July 2, 2014
Cumiskey played last year with Modo of the Swedish league and recorded 28 points throughout 45 games. Over the course of his career with Modo from 2012 to 2014, he posted 60 points which included 11 goals and 49 assists throughout 91 games played. He has played in a total of 132 National Hockey League games with the Colorado Avalanche, registering 35 points. Cumiskey also played in six Stanley Cup games in 2010 with the Avs where he had one goal and one assist.
Cumiskey also had 81 points throughout 153 career American Hockey League games with Albany, Lake Erie and Syracuse and three assists in nine Calder Cup playoff games with Albany and Syracuse. Cumiskey played for Canada at the 2010 World Championship where he earned three assists over seven games.
Known for his excellent skating abilities, Cumiskey is expected to bring some speed to the ice for the franchise. He has also played for Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville during his time in Colorado, so there will be some familiarity there. Whether he’ll make the starting lineup for Chicago is yet to be known, however the team is currently battling some cap overages and what the next step will be in trying to stay on target.
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