Blackhawks sign defenceman Cody Franson to one-year deal

Cody Franson. (Paul Vernon, File/AP)

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed defenceman Cody Franson to a one-year contract.

Franson joined the Blackhawks on a professional tryout agreement, and earned a deal in camp.

His contract is reportedly worth $1 million.

The 30-year-old spent the past two seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, scoring three goals and 19 points in 68 games in 2016-17.

He’s also spent time in Toronto and Nashville during his eight-year NHL career.

October 4, 2017

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Cody Franson
Defence
AGE: 30
LENGTH:
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE:
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT:
$1 million
TOTAL:
$1 million