Blackhawks sign KHL standout Artemi Panarin

Artemi Panarin has agreed to terms with the Chicago Blackhawks on a two-year entry-level contract, according to a source.

Panarin, 23, has spent the last seven years playing professionally in his native Russia.

Panarin, a right-handed, 5-foot-11, 170-pound forward, finished the regular season tied for fourth in the KHL with 62 points, which included 26 goals and 36 assists in 54 games. He tied for third in the playoffs with 20 points in 20 games and helped SKA St. Petersburg to the KHL title.

Panarin got looks from more than half the league and received strong interest from six teams, according to the source.