Hawks sign 2009 draft pick Kruger

The Chicago Blackhawks signed 2009 draft pick Marcus Kruger to a three-year contract, the team announced Friday.

Kruger was Chicago's fifth selection, 149th overall, in the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Kruger ranked second on Djurgardens IF of the Swedish Elite League with 31 points (11G, 20A) in the regular season. He also won a bronze medal playing for Sweden in the 2010 World Junior Championships in Saskatchewan.