Trevor van Riemsdyk has signed a two-year extension with the Chicago Blackhawks. The 23-year-old defenseman went under the knife twice last season but was one of the surprises in the team’s run to the Stanley Cup title.
The league’s official website confirmed the signing while ESPN reported the two-year deal is worth $1.65 million. In his first season in the NHL, van Riemsdyk played 18 games in the regular season and four games in the postseason.
"We are pleased to be able to extend Trevor van Riemsdyk's contract with the Blackhawks," van Riemsdyk’s agent Alec Schall said via ESPN. "The organization has been great to Trevor, and he has made the best of the opportunities that they have presented to him."
The undrafted defenseman, who is from Middletown Township, New Jersey, signed a two-year entry-level deal in March 2014. In February 2015 he was transferred to Blackhawks’ affiliate Rockford IceHogs while recovering from a fractured patella. He also injured his wrist in April 2015 but has since recovered from both injuries.
The Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-2 in the best-of-seven championship series.