Blackhawks sign winger Stalberg to 2-year deal


Chicago Blackhawks

avoided salary arbitration with

Viktor Stalberg

when they agreed to terms with the winger on a two-year contract Sunday.

The 25-year-old Stalberg had 12 goals--including three game-winners--12 assists and 43 penalty minutes in 77 regular-season games with the Hawks last season. The deal is reportedly worth $1.75 million, with an average cap hit of $875,000 per season.

In his first season with the Hawks after being acquired from the

Toronto Maple Leafs

in a trade for

Kris Versteeg

, Stalberg also ranked fourth among team forwards with 102 hits and added one goal and five penalty minutes in seven postseason games.

The Gothenberg, Sweden, native has 21 goals, 17 assists and 73 penalty minutes in 117 career regular-season games over parts of two


seasons with Toronto (2009-10) and the Hawks.

The Hawks have two remaining restricted free agents, defenseman

Chris Campoli

and forward

Michael Frolik

. Campoli has an arbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 3.

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