2012 has already been a good year for two Blackhawks prospects.
RDS has reported that Phillip Danault was signed to an entry-level contract. Here now is the unedited Google Translate version of that part of the article:
Danault agrees with the Hawks
Phillip Danault, the hope of the Chicago Blackhawks, got the same reward by signing his first professional contract Friday.
Danault was selected in the first round (26th place) by the Hawks draft pick in 2011 in Minnesota.
This season, Danault tallied six goals and 27 assists in 32 games in the uniform of the Victoriaville Tigres.
God, I love Google Translate.
CapGeek reports that Mark McNeill, drafted 18th overall in 2011 by the Blackhawks, has also signed an entry-level contract. McNeill currently plays for the Prince Albert Raiders in the WHL, where he has 18 goals and 21 assists in 37 games so far.
McNeill’s contract is for $1.175 million/year, while Danault’s contract is for $1.025 million/year. Both are for three years, with potential bonuses in years 2 and 3.