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Delia signs 3-year, $3 million extension with Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks and former Merrimack goaltender Collin Delia have agreed on a new contract that will pay Delia $3 million over the next three seasons.

Delia, who will be back in town tomorrow night when the Blackhawks face the Boston Bruins, was called up from the AHL this past December after Corey Crawford suffered a concussion. In 17 AHL games, Delia went 7-5-4 with a 2.34 GAA and a .933 save percentage. Since he was recalled, Delia has gone 6-2-3 with the Blackhawks, posting a 2.98 GAA and a .923 save percentage.

Delia was set to become a restricted free agent this offseason.

The contract will pay Delia $750,000 in the first two seasons of the deal and then $1.1 million in the final season; he also earned a $400,000 signing bonus.

Delia is currently the only Blackhawks goaltender under contract after the 2019-20 season.

According to CapFriendly, the contract is a one-way deal which means the salary is guaranteed even if Delia is assigned to the AHL. However, the contract being a one-way deal is a good indication that Blackhawks management believes he’ll be on the NHL roster for the next three years.

Delia signed with Chicago in the summer of 2017 as an undrafted free agent after spending three seasons with the Warriors.

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  1. David Doherty

    February 11, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Good for him. Colin has worked hard to achieve his goal (as has Brett Seney). They should both be proud. And Merrimack should be proud to have them as alumni.

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