The Blackhawks and Collin Delia agreed to a three-year contract extension on Monday, locking up the potential restricted free agent and solidifying an uncertain goalie position.
The deal, which runs through the 2021-22 season, carries a team-friendly $1 million cap hit.
Delia, 24, was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2017 out of Merricmack College and quickly rose through the organization, making his NHL debut last season.
After leading the AHL in save percentage to start this season, Delia was called up to the Hawks in December following Corey Crawford's concussion and continued his stellar play with a 2.98 goals-against-average and .923 save percentage in 12 games.
With Crawford's health a question mark and Cam Ward a free agent after this season, locking up Delia became a priority for the Hawks and marks him as the Hawks' goalie of the future if not the present.