The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with defenseman Erik Gustafsson that runs through the 2019-20 season. In addition, the Blackhawks have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with forward Tyler Sikura for the 2018-19 season.

A native of Nynashamn, Sweden, Gustafsson has recorded five points (1G, 4A) in 19 games with the Blackhawks this year, tallying his first career National Hockey League goal in his season debut on Jan. 20 against the New York Islanders. Prior to being recalled on Jan. 9, Gustafsson registered 17 points (3G, 14A) in 25 games with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and was selected to the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic.

Originally signed by Chicago on April 30, 2015, he was named Rockford's Defenseman of the Year after the 2016-17 season, pacing the club in assists (25). He made his NHL debut during the 2015-16 season, picking up 14 helpers in 41 regular-season games with the Blackhawks. He also notched an assist in five playoff contests.