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Guess Who’s Back? Teuvo Teravainen Signs Three-Year Deal

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Teuvo Teravainen being included as a sweetener back in the 2016 deal to Carolina never sat right with Blackhawks fans. Today’s news for many fans might make for a sweet treat, then.

Teravainen returns on a three-year, $5.4M contract which continues a busy day that has seen the Blackhawks add Tyler Bertuzzi and Alec Martinez among other names still coming in as of this writing.

It’s a return for a fan favorite who though a bit older than when he left, can bring in much needed scoring as the Blackhawks look to build around Bedard.

Blackhawks and Teuvo Teravainen With a Reunion

Teravainen had a bounce back year with the Hurricanes last year, improving to the 20-goal plateau that he had two seasons prior. He never hit the mark in Chicago but he make a dent in the 2015 playoffs with 10 points and four goals as a 20-year-old.

Now he returns, presumably as a top line winger to go alongside Connor Bedard as well as a power play asset. The 25 goals last season continues a trend for Davidson, who has targeted help up front for a team starving for goals.

The consistency piece, as it is with Bertuzzi, is necessary for the Blackhawks to see that jump next season. Make no mistake, Teravainen can score goals and at will. But a slide back to the sub-20-goal scorer some seasons can’t happen–especially if he’s going to be a top line forward.

Make no mistake, this is a key signing for the Blackhawks and will definitely have fans rejoicing because of the reunion. If they get the Teuvo Teravainen that put up 25 goals last year, it’s going to be a sweet return indeed.

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