Chad Krys has signed a three-year deal worth $925,00 per year with the Chicago Blackhawks, where he was selected with the 45th overall pick in the 2016 NHL draft.
Formerly a junior defenseman with Boston University, the Ridgefield, Connecticut native was selected to the 2018 Hockey East All-Tournament Team, and was once named Hockey East Co-Player of the Week and Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week.
Krys started strong at BU as a freshman, appearing in all 39 games during the 2016-17 season and scoring three game-winning goals. As a sophomore in 2017-18, Krys tallied the most points (27) of his career, and ranked third on the team in both blocks (55) and assists (20).
Serving as an assistant captain for the Terriers in the 2018-19 season, Krys scored a career-high eight goals despite missing eight games due to injury. In his final game at Agganis Arena, he was the first BU defenseman in 47 years to record two goals and three assists.
Having joined BU from the USA National Under-18 team, Krys now finishes his collegiate career with 20 goals and 38 assists in 105 games. The six-time Hockey East top performer recorded two goals in a single game twice and three assists in a single game three times.
Chad Krys will join a Chicago Blackhawks team in the midst of a retooling phase after a decade of success, looking to develop into the organization’s vision for him as premier offensive talent on the blue line.
During Krys’ time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship and made two appearances in the national tournament.