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Blackhawks sign Alex DeBrincat to 3-year extension

The Chicago Blackhawks signed forward Alex DeBrincat to a three-year, $19.2 million contract extension.

Deal is worth $19.2M US

Forward Alex DeBrincat recorded career-high totals in goals, assists and points while playing in all 82 games last season with the Chicago Blackhawks. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Chicago Blackhawks signed forward Alex DeBrincat to a three-year, $19.2 million contract extension, the team announced Thursday.

The deal carries an average annual value of $6.4 million and runs through the 2022-23 season for DeBrincat, who was scheduled to become a restricted free agent in July. The 21-year-old is in the final season of his entry-level pact with an AAV of $894,166.

Building on success

DeBrincat recorded career-high totals in goals (41), assists (35) and points (76) while playing in all 82 games last season with the Blackhawks. His goal total was the sixth highest in the NHL in 2018-19 and trailed only former Hart Trophy recipient Patrick Kane (44) for the team lead.

DeBrincat, listed at 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 165 pounds, has collected 128 points (69 goals, 59 assists) in 164 career contests since being selected by Chicago in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft.

The Blackhawks open their season against the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday afternoon in Prague, Czech Republic.