Notre Dame's Hinostroza signs with Blackhawks

Tribune Staff Report
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Notre Dame’s loss is the Chicago Blackhawks’ gain.

On Saturday, the NHL team announced it had agreed to terms with sophomore star Vinnie Hinostroza, a native of Bartlett, Ill., on a three-year contract.

The Blackhawks’ sixth-round selection (169th overall) in the 2012 National Hockey League Draft, Hinostroza concluded the 2014-15 season with a team-high 44 points (11 goals, 33 assists) in 42 games for the Irish.

The 20-year-old ranked second on the club with 116 shots on goal, shared the team lead with three game-winners and paced Notre Dame with 16 power-play points (four goals, 12 assists) during his sophomore campaign. He was named a 2015 First-Team All-Hockey East selection and was fourth nationally with 33 assists.

Notre Dame's Vince Hinostroza, left, leaves Notre Dame after two seasons to sign with the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks. (SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)