Blackhawks sign Lukas Reichel to 3-year entry-level deal


(670 The Score) The Blackhawks have signed 19-year-old forward Lukas Reichel to a three-year entry-level deal, they announced Wednesday afternoon.

Chicago selected Reichel at No. 17 overall in the 2020 NHL Draft. He’ll be under contract through the 2023-’24 season with a $925,000 cap hit.

Reichel had 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists) in 38 regular-season games for Eisbaren Berlin last season in DEL, Germany’s top professional league.

“Lukas made tremendous strides in his second year as a professional. The game appeared to slow down for him this past season, which allowed his play-making skills to be on full display,” Blackhawks president of hockey operations Stan Bowman said in a statement. “Bringing him over to North America is the logical next step for his continued development and we’re excited to be able to add such a young, dynamic player to our forward group.”