The Chicago Blackhawks and general manager Stan Bowman announced a contract extension on Tuesday.

Bowman has signed Defenseman Connor Murphy to a 4 year extension starting in 2022-23 season and has an average annual value of $4.4 million.

“When we acquired Connor in the summer of 2017, we had visions of him growing as both a player and leader in our organization for many years," Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said. "He has transformed into a defenseman capable of matching up with the opponent's best players and someone we trust to help us preserve a lead in the final minutes. Connor's voice carries weight in our locker room as a veteran presence, and we're thrilled that his development and leadership will continue as a Blackhawk."

Murphy was entering the final year of his current contract signed with the Coyotes back in 2016.

More details to come.