Blackhawks Sign Andreas Martinsen to One-Year Extension

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Andreas Martinsen

A former resident of Wyoming, Judith Abraham is an experienced obstetrics nurse who was once named Nurse of the Year by the Chicago Sun-Times. Judith Abraham worked in Wyoming for a five-month period in 2015 as she was hired to modernize the obstetrics department of a hospital. An avid hockey fan, she counts the Chicago Blackhawks as her favorite National Hockey League (NHL) team.

The Blackhawks missed the playoffs for the first time in 10 seasons, but the team is already building toward icing a competitive team for the 2018-19 season. One of the players expected to compete for ice time next season is Andreas Martinsen, who the team signed to a one-year contract extension on June 7. A 6-foot-3, 229-pound native of Norway, Martinsen joined Chicago in October in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens. He played nine games with the team late in the season and recorded one goal and 17 penalty minutes.

The 27-year-old winger spent the majority of the season with Chicago’s American Hockey League affiliate in Rockford, where he scored 12 goals and added 16 assists. He previously played 119 NHL games with the Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche, scoring seven goals and adding 11 assists.