Boston University blueliner Krys signs with Blackhawks, forgoes senior year

Chad Krys (BU - 7) (Melissa Wade)
Chad Krys collected 58 points over three season at BU (photo: Melissa Wade).

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday that they have agreed to terms with Boston University junior defenseman Chad Krys on a three-year contract that runs through the 2021-22 season.

He will report to the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs.

Chicago’s second pick (45th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft, Krys posted eight goals and 28 points in 30 games this season for the Terriers.

Krys became the first BU blueliner in 47 years to register two goals and three assists in a game when he accomplished the feat on March 2 against Merrimack.

Overall, Krys notched 58 points (20 goals, 38 assists) in his three seasons at BU.