The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to terms with forward Viktor Tikhonov on a one-year, $1.04 million contract Wednesday, according to a source.
Tikhonov, 27, has spent the last four seasons in the KHL. He had eight goals and 16 assists in 49 games with SKA last season. He was drafted No. 28 overall by the Arizona Coyotes in 2008 and played in 61 NHL games during the 2008-09 season.
Tikhonov rejoins former SKA teammate Artemi Panarin with the Blackhawks. Panarin agreed to a two-year deal with the Blackhawks in April. Tikhonov and Panarin helped SKA win the KHL’s Gagarin Cup for the first time in franchise history this past season.