Jones signed an eight-year, $76 million contract with the Blackhawks on Wednesday.

This is old news, but the Blackhawks couldn't officially announce the Jones signing until free agency opened Wednesday. Chicago gave up a haul to acquire the 26-year-old blueliner from the Blue Jackets, sending Adam Boqvist, the 12th overall pick in this years draft, the 44th overall pick in this year's draft and a 2022 or 2023 first-round pick to bring Jones to the Windy City. The Blackhawks are clearly hoping Jones will be able to return to form following his change of scenery, as he's been on a downward trend over the past few seasons and had arguably his worst year yet in 2020-21, during which he totaled 28 points while posting a minus-18 rating in 56 appearances. Jones will get top-pairing minutes and will likely quarterback Chicago's No. 1 power-play unit in 2021-22. If he's able to return to form, he'll be an attractive fantasy asset as a player with 15-plus goal and 55-plus point upside that also racks up plenty of hits and blocks.

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