Andrew Shaw earns contract extension from Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with forward Andrew Shaw on a two-year contract extension through the 2015-16 NHL season.

Forward has 11 points, 51 hits in 18 games this season

Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw, currently sixth on the team with 11 points and 51 hits through 18 games, has signed a contract extension through the 2017-18 campaign. He had 15 points in 48 contests last season. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with forward Andrew Shaw on a two-year contract extension through the 2015-16 National Hockey League season.

The 22-year-old Shaw had nine goals and six assists in 48 games last year, his first full season in the NHL. He added five goals and four assists as the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, and he is currently sixth on the team with 11 points, and 51 hits through 18 games.

The Belleville, Ont., native was drafted in the fifth round (139th overall) in 2011.

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