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Chicago Blackhawks re-sign defencemen Jim Vandermeer to one-year deal

Vandermeer will earn US$1.225 million while Richmond will make $602,000 and Brodeur $495,000.

Vandermeer, 27, had a goal and six assists 46 games last season. He broke his leg in a game against Nashville on Jan. 26 and missed the rest of the season. He has 14 goals and 37 assists in 192 career NHL games.

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Richmond, 23, had two assists in 22 games with the Blackhawks last season. He added 10 goals and 24 assists for the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Brodeur, 24, went 4-3-0 with a 3.39 goals-against average for Norfolk. He also spent time with August of the ECHL.