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Blackhawks officially bring back Teuvo Teravainen on 3-year contract

Teravainen was a member of the 2015 Blackhawks' championship squad, and scored 25 goals last season with Carolina

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Turbo is back.

The Chicago Blackhawks have officially signed forward Teuvo Teravainen to a three-year contract at a cap hit of $5.4 million, the team announced Monday.

"We're thrilled to have Teuvo back in Chicago," Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson said in a statement. "He was a big part of our 2015 Stanley Cup team, and we're excited to have his leadership and experience back in our room."

Teravainen was originally selected by the Blackhawks with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. He played three years in Chicago and was part of the 2015 Stanley Cup-winning team before being traded to Carolina, where he has spent the last eight seasons.

Teravainen, 29, compiled 53 points (25 goals, 28 assists) in 76 games this past season with the Hurricanes. He's a four-time 60-point producer and four-time 20-goal scorer.

Teravainen gives the Blackhawks an immediate boost inside the top-six and is likely to play on a line with Connor Bedard at some point. Heck, it could be right away.

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