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Delia, Colliton comment on Delia’s three-year extension

Former Merrimack goaltender Collin Delia signed a three-year contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday. Delia, who will be in Boston tomorrow as the Blackhawks face the Bruins at TD Garden, commented to NBC Sports Chicago about the extension …

Delia: “It’s very nice,” Delia said. “It’s a huge vote of confidence in myself and my ability. Couldn’t be happier to do it now. At this time of the year, it feels really good. … To have an offer of a three-year contract, it’s just amazing. I was very happy and we were very pleased. Happy to spend three more years in Chicago.”

Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Colliton: “I just think his confidence has really come out,” coach Jeremy Colliton said. “I think his first few games in Rockford he didn’t have that as much. Probably was in him but he really believes in himself and nothing seems to rattle him, whether it’s a tough period or a bad goal or a rough stretch. In that position it’s really important. The technical and athletic ability it’s there. But I think a lot of guys I have it. It’s the extra, how do you survive when things go against you? That’s been nice to see.”

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford: “Wow, that’s great,” Crawford said smiling, genuinely excited about the possibility of sharing the crease together for years to come. “He definitely deserves it. He’s been playing really well. That’s awesome. It’s always a good day when you do something like that, I’m happy for him.”

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