The Blackhawks added another defenseman to the pipeline Tuesday by signing Philip Holm to a one-year, two-way contract ($700,000 NHL/$300,000 AHL).
The 27-year-old Swedish defenseman led Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in scoring among defensemen with seven goals and 26 points in 61 KHL games last season. He added five points (one goal, four assists) in seven playoff contests.
Prior to playing in the KHL, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound lefty dressed in one NHL game for the Canucks in 2017 against the Golden Knights. He led all defensemen on the Utica Comets with 11 goals and 29 points in 42 AHL games before being traded to Vegas. He then joined the Golden Knights’ AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, and had nine points (one goal, eight assists) in 21 regular-season games and a goal and an assist in three playoff games.