ROCKFORD, ILL - The Chicago Blackhawks today announced they have agreed to terms with defenseman Chad Krys on a three-year contract that runs through the 2021-22 season. He will report to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Krys, 20, recently completed his junior season at Boston University where he posted 20 points with 12 assists and a career-high eight goals. He served as an alternate captain during the campaign and became Boston’s first blueliner in 47 years to register two goals and three assists in a game when he accomplished the feat on March 2 vs. Merrimack.
Overall, the Ridgefield, Connecticut native totaled 58 points (20g, 38a) in 105 career collegiate contests from 2016-19. He logged double digit points in each of his three campaigns with Boston and totaled 20+ points during both his sophomore and junior seasons.
Krys also spent two seasons (2014-16) with the United States National Team Development Program prior beginning his collegiate career. He split the 2015-16 season with the U.S. NTDP U18 and U17 teams, tallying 29 points (3g, 26a) with the U18 club and 13 points (2g, 11a) in 18 USHL games with the U17 team.
Krys was originally selected by Chicago in the second round (45th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Next Home Game: March 27 vs. Milwaukee | 7 p.m.
The IceHogs host a Wednesday Dog Days game in which fans can bring their dog to the game for an additional $2. Proceeds from the event will go to local animal shelters. Wednesday is also a Fas Fuel Winning Weekday game, and those who attended Rockford’s contest on March 20 can exchange their ticket from that game for a free ticket of equal or lesser value to March 27 vs. Milwaukee.