The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with towering defenseman Viktor Svedberg on a one-year contract.
From the press release:
Svedberg, 24, recorded 14 points (3G, 11A) in 49 regular-season games in his second season with Rockford. His four assists in eight postseason appearances tied for the most among Rockford defensemen. Svedberg has totaled 23 points (5G, 18A) in 84 professional games in North America, all with the IceHogs. The Gothenburg, Sweden, native was originally signed as a free agent on Oct. 19, 2013.
Svedberg is likely looking at more games in the minors next season, though it’s possible the 6-foot-9 defender could see some time with the big club.
Svedberg was a restricted free agent. No financial terms of his contract have been reported.
The Blackhawks still need to sign RFAs Marcus Kruger and Joakim Nordstrom.