Hossa, Blackhawks agree on deal

Updated: July 2, 2009, 1:24 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed star winger Marian Hossa to a 12-year deal.

The deal is worth $62.8 million over the life of the contract -- an average of $5.233 million a year.

Hossa was one of two Detroit Red Wings to join the Blackhawks on Wednesday. The team also signed center Tomas Kopecky to a two-year contract that will pay him $1.2 million per season.

"To add Marian, an elite and world-class player, and Tomas, a Stanley Cup champion, to our exciting young core ...

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