Frank Nazar signs entry-level contract with Chicago Blackhawks

Frank Nazar
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Frank Nazar signed a three-year, entry-Level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. The former University of Michigan star will join the Blackhawks immediately. Each season includes an $855K NHL salary and a signing bonus of 95K. The second and third years include $900K total in potential  “A” performance bonuses. The contract terms are per PuckPedia.

Selected in the first round (13th overall) of the 2022 NHL Draft, Nazar spent the past two seasons with the University of Michigan Wolverines where he had 48 points in 54 games.

After an injury last season limited Nazar to 13 games, he was a point-per-game player this season with 41 points in 41 games. Nazar also helped the United States win the gold medal at the 2024 World Junior Championship, when he had eight assists in seven games.

Nazar is reportedly joining the Blackhawks immediately with their season coming to an end in the next few days. An elite playmaker, Nazar has always been known as a pass-first type of player. He will now have the chance to join an elite young core in Chicago that includes Connor Bedard, Kevin Korchinski, Landon Slaggert and Lukas Reichel.

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