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Blackhawks sign Trevor van Riemsdyk to 2-year extension

Blackhawks sign Trevor van Riemsdyk to 2-year extension

The Chicago Blackhawks provided some stability to their back end when they signed defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a two-year contract extension Tuesday. The deal, which will run through the end of the 2017-18 season, will carry a salary-cap hit of $825,000 per season. The 23-year-old van Riemsdyk had a roller-coaster season after making the Hawks roster out of training camp. He had an assist in 18 games before suffering a left patella fracture after taking a shot off his left knee from the Dallas Stars' Trevor Daley during a Nov. 16 game. During his rehabilitation, van Riemsdyk suffered a right wrist injury and had surgery to repair that April 7. He returned in time to play...

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