Omaha blueliner Snuggerud gives up last year of eligibility to sign with Blackhawks

Luc Snuggerud (University Nebraska Omaha-4) 16 Jan. 16 University of North Dakota and University of Nebraska Omaha meet in a NCHC conference match-up at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND (Bradley K. Olson)
Luc Snuggerud posted 65 points in three seasons on the Omaha blue line (photo: Bradley K. Olson).

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with Omaha junior defenseman Luc Snuggerud on a three-year contract.

Snuggerud will give up his final year of NCAA eligibility and will report to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

Originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft, Snuggerud recorded career highs in goals (11), assists (20) and points (31) in 39 games during the 2016-17 season.

In three seasons with the Mavericks, Snuggerud totaled 17 goals and 48 assists for 65 points in 113 games.