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Blackhawks re-sign Smith, Raanta, Morin to two-year deals

TSN.ca Staff
6/27/2014 3:03:54 PM
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The Chicago Blackhawks locked up a couple of pieces on Friday, reportedly re-signing restricted free agents Jeremy MorinBen Smith and Antti Raanta.

All three will be returning to the Hawks on two-year deals.

Smith scored 14 goals and added 12 assists in 75 regular-season games with the Blackhawks in 2013-14. His deal is worth an average annual value of $1.5 million.

Originally selected in the sixth round (169th overall) at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Smith has scored 18 goals and 12 assists in 95 career games with Chicago.

Raanta posted a 13-5-4 record with a 2.71 goals-against average and a .897 save percentage in 25 appearances with the Hawks in 2013-14 including a short run as the team's starter when Corey Crawford went down with a lower body injury.

Originally signed as a free agent by the Blackhawks in 2013, Raanta just completed his rookie season with Chicago.

Raanta's deal is worth an average annual value of $750,000.

Morin, 23, scored five goals and added six assists in 24 games with the Blackhawks in 2013-14. Originally selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the second round (45th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Morin was acquired by the Blackhawks as part of the trade that sent Dustin Byfuglien to the then-Thrashers.

His deal is worth an average annual value of $800,000.

Antti Raanta (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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