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Blackhawks Sign Dennis Gilbert to Entry-Level Contract

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Dennis Gilbert on a three-year contract that runs through the 2020-21 season.

Gilbert was drafted by the Blackhawks in the third round (91st overall) of the 2015 National Hockey League Draft. The 21-year-old recently completed his junior season at the University of Notre Dame where he scored 10 points (4G, 6A) in 39 games. He recorded his first career two-goal game on Dec. 9, 2017 at Wisconsin.

The Buffalo, N.Y. native finished his three-year college career with six goals and 36 assists in 116 career college games. As a sophomore with the Fighting Irish, he helped his team to the Frozen Four and was named the Hockey East’s Best Defensive Defenseman and a Hockey East Third Team All-Star. He recorded 22 assists to lead team defensemen during his sophomore campaign.

Prior to playing at Notre Dame, Gilbert played the 2014-15 season with the Chicago Steel of the USHL where he tallied 27 points (4G, 23A) in 59 games and was named to the USHL All-Rookie Team.

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April 13, 2018

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