The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to contracts with free agents Chris Kunitz, Cam Ward and Brandon Manning on Sunday, addressing their depth in every position group after missing the playoffs for the first time in a decade.
As soon as the ball rocketed off the bat, Bob Daniels figured the four-time Stanley Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist patrolling centre field wouldn’t bother trying to track it down. But then Chris Kunitz did what his former collegiate hockey coach had already seen countless times.
Chris Kunitz punched the Penguins’ second consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Final after scoring the double-overtime game-winner in a 3-2 win for the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.
Chris Kunitz is a huge part of the Penguins team, something that does not surprise his college coach
The Penguins are locked in a battle in Round 2 with the Montreal Canadiens. Kunitz has been through the playoff battles in the past and will need to bring his experience and offensive abilities to the forefront as the Pens look to defend their title.