Chicago Blackhawks sign TJ Brodie from the Toronto Maple Leafs

Elliot Ben Jacob
July 1, 2024  (9:18 PM)

The Chicago Blackhawks' TJ Brodie.
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Chicago Blackhawks have signed former Maple Leafs defenseman TJ Brodie, boosting their blue line and making a strategic move in free agency.

The Chicago Blackhawks, after a dismal 31st-place finish last season, have continued their off-season revamp by signing defenseman TJ Brodie to a two-year contract.
Despite not being playoff contenders next season, the Blackhawks are making significant strides in free agency. The latest move came as they inked TJ Brodie to a two-year deal, bringing in the experienced blueliner to shore up their defense.
TJ Brodie has signed a two-year contract with the @NHLBlackhawks!

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Brodie's contract includes a 3.75 million dollar cap hit per year. While this might seem hefty, the Blackhawks have ample cap space due to their rebuilding phase and lack of immediate playoff aspirations.
#Blackhawks agree to terms with TJ Brodie: 2 years x $3.75 million.
Last season, Brodie appeared in 78 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs, scoring one goal and tallying 26 points. Although his performance has dipped with age, the 34-year-old defenseman can still contribute effectively in a more limited role for Chicago.
The Chicago Blackhawks have signed TJ Brodie to a two-year deal with an AAV of $3.75M. Brodie had a down year in the last season, but still should be capable to play in TOP4. We live in a league where Edmundson or Lyubushkin got a better contract than Brodie.
This strategic addition is part of a broader plan by General Manager Kyle Davidson to rebuild the team's roster. As the summer progresses, fans should stay tuned for more moves by the Blackhawks as they look to reshape their lineup and future prospects.