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Richard Panik | Winger | #14

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (52) / TB
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Richard Panik made it sound like there wasn't much of a negotiating process before he inked his two-year, $5.6 million extension with Chicago on Thursday.
"I was waiting for the first offer to come in, and the first offer they gave me surprised me," Panik said. "There wasn't much thinking involved. I was really happy to get the first offer [because] it was a good one." It's good that Panik was happy with Chicago's offer because, if anything, he might have been able to hold out for more if he really wanted to. He's coming off a strong season where he recorded 22 goals and 44 points in 82 games. He'll be eligible to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this deal, so if he has another couple solid seasons during this contract then his next signing should be fairly lucrative. May 12 - 10:10 AM

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Richard Panik has signed a two-year, $5.6 million contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks.

That's a big jump from his $875K salary in 2016-17, but it's not a surprising raise. He's coming off a strong campaign where he scored 22 goals and 44 points in 82 games. In fact, if anything you could argue that he left money on the table. He would have been a restricted free agent this summer and is eligible to become a UFA at the end of this new deal.
May 11 - 12:08 PM

Richard Panik says he'd like to re-sign with the Chicago Blackhawks.

That all depends on how much money he's looking to make on his next contract. Panik, who is scheduled to become a restricted free agent, had a career year in 2016-17. He scored 22 goals and 22 assists in 82 games this season. The Blackhawks usually don't give depth players "big" money, so it'll be up to Panik to decide how much of a discount he's willing to take to stick around.
Apr 22 - 12:58 PM

Richard Panik picked up a helper during Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Bruins.

The tally gives Panik 21 assists and 43 points in 79 games this season. He's more than doubled his previous career-high, which was 17 points in 76 contests back in 2014-15.
Apr 2 - 3:32 PM

Richard Panik found the back of the net in Wednesday's 5-1 win against Pittsburgh.

His 22nd goal of the season in the second period held up as the game winner. Panik has notched five markers and one assist in the last eight contests.
Mar 30 - 9:57 AM

Richard Panik reached the 20-goal plateau for the first time in his NHL career on Tuesday night.

He has accounted for three goals in the last four games after he went four straight contests without scoring a point. Panik has collected a career-high 39 points in 73 games this year.
Mar 22 - 11:48 AM

Richard Panik has a career-high 19 goals this season.

His previous best came in 2014-15 when he scored 11 times and now he is knocking on the door of the 20-goal mark for the first time. The Blackhawks already have five scorers with at least 20 goals this season and Panik could be the next player to join them.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mar 21 - 10:58 AM

Richard Panik scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Panik's power play goal broke a 1-1 tie with 3:01 remaining in the third period. He finished the game with two goals and two hits in 16:19 of ice time. The goal puts an end to his six-game goalless drought. Panik has been a pleasant surprise this season. He's scored 18 goals and 37 points in 70 games this season. Duncan Keith also scored for the Blackhawks.
Mar 16 - 11:42 PM

Richard Panik has collected six goals and eight assists in his last 11 games.

He has been clicking alongside a resurgent Jonathan Toews and is nearing his first 20-goal season in the NHL. Consistency has been a problem before for Panik, but it looks like he could be able to maintain his current roll for at least the rest of the regular season.
Mar 7 - 11:04 AM

Richard Panik is on a career-high six-game point streak.

Panik has four goals and nine points over that span. He's benefited from playing alongside Jonathan Toews, who has been on fire lately. Panik is up to 16 goals and 33 points in 62 contests in 2016-17.
Source: CSN Chicago
Feb 27 - 8:57 AM

Richard Panik produced a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win against Minnesota.

He has accumulated four goals and three helpers over a four-game point streak. Panik has amassed 13 points in the last 12 contests. He has 31 points in 60 games this campaign.
Feb 22 - 11:18 AM

Richard Panik scored late in the third in a 3-1 loss to the Oilers Saturday night.

Panik scored with less than five minutes in the game, while Chicago was at the risk of being shutout. This was Panik’s 15th goal and 28th point of the season. The Blackhawks were coming off their bye-week with this being their first game back. They fell into the same rut as so many other teams by losing. Panik scored two goals and one assist in the last game before the break, which also was against Edmonton and which ended in the Hawks favor with a score of 5-1.
Feb 18 - 11:17 PM

Richard Panik scored two goals and collected one assist as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 on Saturday for their fifth straight win.

Panik now has 14 goals and 25 points in 57 games this season, including three goals and two assists in his past three contests. It's been a streaky season for Panik, yet he's already set career highs in goals, assists and points with Chicago this season.
Feb 12 - 1:01 AM

Richard Panik notched a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime win over Minnesota on Wednesday night.

The trio of Panik, Jonathan Toews and Nick Schmaltz combined for three goals and six points in the contest. Panik has collected 24 points in 55 games this season.
Feb 9 - 8:45 AM

Richard Panik had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-2 win over Vancouver.

His 11th marker of the season opened the scoring and his ninth assist helped snap a six-game goalless slump for Jonathan Toews. Panik also had three shots, two hits and two blocks in the contest.
Jan 23 - 11:20 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Nick Schmaltz
4Tanner Kero
LW1Brandon Saad
2Patrick Sharp
3Vince Hinostroza
4Lance Bouma
5John Hayden
RW1Patrick Kane
2Richard Panik
3Ryan Hartman
4Jordin Tootoo
5Tomas Jurco
6Alex DeBrincat
7Tommy Wingels
8Kyle Baun
9Marian Hossa
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Connor Murphy
4Gustav Forsling
5Michal Rozsival
6Michal Kempny
7Jordan Oesterle
8Erik Gustafsson
9Jan Rutta
G1Corey Crawford
2Anton Forsberg
3Jean-Francois Berube
4Jeff Glass