Bruins Sign Svedberg to 1-Year, 1-Way Deal Most Likely Spelling the End of Chad Johnson in Boston
Bruins news release…
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced
today, June 23, that the club has signed goaltender Niklas Svedberg to a
one-year, one way contract worth a cap figure of $600,000.
Svedberg appeared in his first and only NHL game last season with
Boston, earning a win against the Nashville Predators in a 3-2 overtime
victory, making 33 saves on 35 shots.
The Swedish netminder finished the 2013-14 season with Providence
(American Hockey League), compiling a 25-15-4 record with a 2.63 goals
against average and .910 save percentage with two shutouts in 45
The 2012-13 campaign with the P-Bruins saw Svedberg win 37 games (second
in the AHL) with a 2.17 goals against average (fifth in the AHL), .925
save percentage (third in the AHL) and four shutouts to earn himself the
Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award, which is given annually to the
AHL’s outstanding goaltender as voted on by coaches, players and
members of the media in each of the league’s 30 member cities.
Svedberg’s 37 wins were the second most by a rookie goaltender in AHL
history. Svedberg also became the first rookie to be named the AHL’s
outstanding goaltender since Jim Carey in the 1994-95 campaign.
In total, Svedberg has appeared in 102 AHL games and compiled a 66-27-6
Prior to joining Providence, Svedberg skated in three full seasons in
the SEL (Swedish Elite League) with MoDo and Brynas with a combined 2.94
career goals against average in 64 games.
The 6’0″, 176-pound goaltender hails from Sollentuna, Sweden and was
signed by Boston as a free agent on May 29, 2012.