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Chicago Blackhawks: Stan Bowman Moves, Year In Review

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Dec 6, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (15) blocks the view of Winnipeg Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson (34) during the first period at United Center. Blackhawks won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 6, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (15) blocks the view of Winnipeg Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson (34) during the first period at United Center. Blackhawks won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports /

July 1st, 2015: Artem Anisimov signs a 5-year, $22.75 million contract with the Chicago Blackhawks

Initial Reaction: Smart move; the Blackhawks tied up a center and added to their center depth.

Current Assessment: Anisimov has been solid and played on a very productive line. They now have him locked up for 5 more seasons.

Grade: A

Next: Next: Viktor Tikhonov

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