Artemi Panarin Agrees to Extension with Blackhawks

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Chicago Blackhawks forward and Calder Trophy winner Artemi Panarin will remain with the Blackhawks for the next 2 years. His next contract begins next season, where Panarin will average a salary of $6 million.

Panarin,25, scored 30 goals, including 47 assists for 77 points. Last year Panarin was voted the Calder Trophy, over rookies like Conner McDavid and Shayne Gostisbehere. This season Panarin leads the Blackhawks with 37 points (15 goals and 22 assists) in 37 games. Averaging a point per game, Panarin might not be MVP, but he should at least be in the conversation.

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