Blackhawks sign 2021 first round pick Nolan Allan

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Blackhawks 2021 first round pick Nolan Allan. (Courtesy: Prince Albert Raiders)

CHICAGO – The Blackhawks’ first pick of their most recent draft is now officially with the team for the next three seasons.

Late Thursday afternoon, the team officially announced that the defenseman had signed a three-year entry-level contract that runs through the 2023-2024 season, featuring a $870,000 salary cap hit. Allan was one of eight players who was selected by the team in July’s draft.

Ranked as the 40th overall prospect in the selections by NHL.com, the 18-year old Allen played in 16 games for the Prince Albert of the Western Hockey Association this past season. The year before, he played in 58 games for the Raiders with two goals and six assists.

In 2021, he helped the Team Canada U-18 team to an IIHF World Junior Championship as he had a goal and an assist in seven games.

Allan is on the roster for the team’s Kurvers Prospect Showcase against the best from the Minnesota Wild’s system this weekend in St. Paul. He’ll be joined by 2020 first round pick and forward Lukas Reichel for the two game-showcase on Friday & Sunday.

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