G Delia, Blackhawks agree to contract extension

Goaltender Collin Delia and the Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a three-year contract extension, the team announced Monday.

The deal will go through the 2021-22 season and carries a $1 million annual average value.

In 12 games this season, Delia, 24, has a record of 6-2-3 to go with a 2.98 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage. His save percentage places him 12th among goaltenders with at least 10 appearances.

The contract extension gives the Blackhawks at least one longer-term option at the position. Veteran Cam Ward will be a free agent at the end of the season, and Corey Crawford's contract expires at the end of the 2019-20 season.

Crawford returned to practice on Saturday after being out of action since suffering a concussion on Dec. 16.

The Blackhawks originally signed Delia as an undrafted free agent in July 2017. He has appeared in 14 career games and won his NHL debut in March 2018.

--Field Level Media

02/11/2019 12:51

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