Soderberg agrees to one-year, $1 million contract with Blackhawks


Carl Soderberg agreed to terms on a one-year, $1 million contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.

The 35-year-old forward scored 35 points (17 goals, 18 assists) in 70 games with the Arizona Coyotes last season and two points (one goal, one assist) in nine Stanley Cup Playoff games.

“Carl is an experienced center who plays a strong two-way game and adds an element of size (6-foot-3, 210 pounds) to our group of centermen,” Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said. “He has shown the ability to score and match up, which is critical in today’s game, and he also brings consistency and versatility to the team, evidenced by his usage on both special teams as well as even-strength play.”

Selected by the St. Louis Blues in the second round (No. 49) of the 2004 NHL Draft, Soderberg has scored 280 points (103 goals, 177 assists) in 552 regular-season games with the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and Coyotes and 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in 41 playoff games.

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