The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with forward Pichard Panik.The deal is worth $2.8 million per season. 

“Richard made tremendous strides this past year and we were pleased with the consistency he showed throughout the season,” said Senior Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman. “We are looking forward to having him in Chicago for the next two seasons.” 

Panik posted a career high in goals (22), assists (22) and points (44) during the 2016-17 season. 

The 26-year old forward has spent the last year and a half with the Blackhawks after being traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Jeremy Morin on January 3, 2016.

Panik was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round of the 2009 NHL Draft.