Picture of Philipp Kurashev. He has signed a two-year extension with the Blackhawks.
The Chicago Blackhawks have signed forward Philipp Kurashev to a two-year contract extension worth $4.5 million.

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed forward Philipp Kurashev for the next two years after he signed a $4.5 million contract extension. That gives the Blackhawks a $2.25 million salary cap hit.

Was this a huge over pay for Kurashev or is he worth every penny? I will let you decide in the comments below.

Kurashev, 23, was drafted 120th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth round of the 2018 NHL entry draft. Currently over a career that spans three seasons, he has a total 62 points in 191 games played. He has no playoff experience.

For the Blackhawks to retain his rights after the 2024-25 NHL season, Kurashev’s qualifying offer is a one-year contract worth $2,250,000.

What does the Philipp Kurashev contract mean for the Chicago Blackhawks?

You can view the Chicago Blackhawks salary cap with Kurashev’s updated cap hit to see how the Kurashev contract affects the Blackhawks projected cap space for 2023-24.

The Blackhawks currently have $12,864,876 available cap space for the coming season.

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Philipp Kurashev contract breakdown


What are NHL fans saying about the Chicago Blackhawks signing Philipp Kurashev

Decent re-signing by the Blackhawks. As long as Kurashev shows up every night, I am good with the contract.

I think this is an overpay. But I guess we will find out in the next two seasons. If it does not workout, we walk away from the qualifying offer.

He was a decent player for the Quebec Remparts. Let’s see if Kurashev can be a solid player for the Blackhawks.

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