Chicago Blackhawks Re-Sign Vinnie Hinostroza and John Hayden

John Hayden
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24: John Hayden #40 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on March 24, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Chicago Blackhawks have re-signed restricted free agent forwards Vinnie Hinostroza and John Hayden each to two-year contracts. Hinostroza’s deal is worth $3 million, or $1.5 million per season. Hayden’s deal is worth $1.5 million, or $750,000 per season. Both contracts expire at the end of the 2020 season.

Scott Powers of The Athletic originally reported the news of both signings.

Vinnie Hinostroza and John Hayden Re-sSign With the Chicago Blackhawks

Hinostroza has only played for the Chicago Blackhawks in his three-year NHL career. He has put up 13 goals and 26 assists for 39 career points in 106 career games. He was originally drafted in the sixth round, 169th overall of the 2012 NHL draft by the Blackhawks.

Last season he scored seven goals and 18 assists for 25 points. He also added 10 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 54.5 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of 2.4.

Hayden has also only played for the Blackhawks in his two-year NHL career. He totaled five goals and 12 assists for 17 career points in 59 career games. He was originally drafted in the third round, 74th overall of the 2013 NHL draft by Chicago.

Last season he scored four goals and nine assists for 13 points. He also added 54 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 47.6 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of -6.4.

The Hawks’ remaining restricted free agents are forwards Tomas Jurco and Anthony Duclair, and defenseman Adam Clendening.

What This Means for the Future

Hinostroza is a speedy winger that had a hot stretch from December until March with six goals and 16 assists. He started the season with the AHL Rockford IceHogs, but fought his way onto the big club.

Hayden split time between Rockford and Chicago. He spent a lot of time on a line with Lance Bouma and Tommy Wingels on the “energy line.” The Yale University product returned to the IceHogs and scored three goals in 13 playoff games.

Main Photo: NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 24: John Hayden #40 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on March 24, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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