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Now It’s A Party: Blackhawks Sign TJ Brodie to a Two-Year Deal



Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Kyle Davidson didn’t want a repeat of last season. After all the signings he’s made today, it’s obvious he wasn’t kidding. After a day filled with one new face being added after another, Chicago announced the signing of veteran defenseman TJ Brodie to a two-year deal with a cap hit of $3.75M.

It was the eighth signing of the day for a very busy team. Brodie played for the Maple Leafs last season, recording 26 points (1-25) in 78 games. While his numbers have fallen from his prime, Brodie still is a puck possession defenseman that the Blackhawks want to build into its DNA as the team moves forward out of the rebuild.

Brodie now really clogs up the blue line for a team that has a budding core of young defensemen, making some interesting decisions for management and potentially a rockstar Rockford team that can heavily lean on some of that young talent to “over ripen” it for Chicago.

Depth certainly makes a difference–especially with an infusion of talent. But there won’t be any shortage of roster battles as the season approaches.

TJ Brodie One of Eight Different Signings To Bolster Blackhawks Lineup

Aside from the other signings that kicked off with Tyler Bertuzzi, the Blackhawks signed vetran forward Craig Smith who had 20 points (11-9) for the Dallas Stars last season. Add in the other seven, and it will be a different looking team–albeit it one that will have far more depth should injury rear its ugly head again. Additionally, Joey Anderson was re-upped for two years.

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