CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks signed centre Colin Fraser and defencemen Aaron Johnson and Doug Janik to one-year contracts Tuesday.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Fraser appeared in five games with the Blackhawks last season. The 23-year-old also had 17 goals and 41 points in 75 games with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.
The 25-year-old Johnson spent last season with the New York Islanders and had two assists in 30 games. Columbus originally picked the six-foot-two, 211-pound Johnson in the third round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
The six-foot-two, 210-pound Janik has 15 points in a seven-year professional career. The 28-year-old spent five years in the Buffalo Sabres organization, then two seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning.