Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago Blackhawks have rewarded forward
Jamal Mayers and defenseman Johnny Oduya with contract extensions.
Mayers received a one-year extension and Oduya earned a three-year deal.
The 37-year-old Mayers had six goals, nine assists and a team-high 91 penalty
minutes in 81 games with the Blackhawks last season, his first with the team.
Originally selected by the St. Louis Blues in the third round of the 1993
draft, Mayers has recorded 90 goals, 127 assists and 1,184 penalty minutes in
896 career games over parts of 14 NHL seasons with the Blues (1996-2008),
Toronto Maple Leafs (2008-10), Calgary Flames (2010), San Jose Sharks
(2010-11) and Blackhawks. He has also played in 63 career playoff contests,
notching five goals and eight assists.
Oduya tallied one goal and four assists in 18 games with Chicago after being
acquired on February 27 from the Winnipeg Jets.
The Stockholm, Sweden native has registered 23 goals, 91 assists and 222
penalty minutes in 463 career contests with the New Jersey Devils (2006-2010),
Atlanta Thrashers (2010-11), Jets (2011-12) and Blackhawks. Oduya also has
five assists in 24 playoff games.
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