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Chicago Blackhawks sign Spengler Cup champion to a two-year contract

Josh Vold   ·   23 janvier 2020
The Chicago Blackhawks have signed goaltender Matt Tomkins to a two-year contract extension worth $1.4 million at the NHL level. It has an average annual value of $700,000.

He's spent the entire 2019-20 season with Chicago's AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, where he is 5-4-0 and has 2.45 GAA and .916 Sv %.

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Tomkins was selected 199th overall by the Blackhawks at the 2012 draft. After being drafted, he returned to the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League and then went on to spend four seasons at Ohio State University. Once he finished school, he joined the Indy Fuel of the East Coast Hockey League. He's spent the last four seasons split between the ECHL and AHL.

Most recently he won a gold medal with Team Canada at the Spengler Cup. He spent the majority of the tournament as Zach Fucale's backup, but he did appear in one game where he picked up 22 saves in a 5-1 win over HC Davos.



Tomkins will likely finish out the season in Rockford, but could earn a call-up if either Robin Lehner or Corey Crawford go down with an injury.



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What is the title of this album from Lady Gaga?
BAD ROMANCE
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POKER FACE
THE FAME
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Which scenario would you prefer if the NHL season restart?
END OF REGULAR SEASON + PLAYOFFS
IMMEDIATELY PLAYOFFS WITH 16 TEAMS
IMMEDIATELY PLAYOFFS WITH MORE TEAMS
IT'S BETTER TO CANCEL THE SEASON