Blackhawks sign defenseman Jack Johnson to a 1-year deal

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(670 The Score) The Blackhawks have signed veteran defenseman Jack Johnson to a one-year deal that carries a $950,000 cap hit, the team announced Wednesday morning.

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Johnson, 35, had nine points (one goal, eight assists) in 74 games for the Stanley Cup-winning Avalanche last season. He appeared in 13 playoff games as well.

“Jack provides the team with a strong veteran presence, good size and a competitive edge,” Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson said in a statement. “We’re excited to have Jack join the organization and, coming off a Stanley Cup championship last year, he will strengthen our defensive group.”

Johnson is a 16-year NHL veteran who has 312 points (72 goals, 240 assists) in his career.

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