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Bruins sign Swedish goaltender Niklas Svedberg

Posted By DJ Bean On May 29, 2012 @ 3:07 pm In General | 4 Comments

The Bruins announced Tuesday that they have signed Swedish goalie Niklas Svedberg to an entry-level contract.

Svedberg, 22, stands at 6-foot-2 and 176 pounds. He played the last two seasons in Swedish Elite League for Brynas IF Gavle. He had a 2.47 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 29 regular-season games this past season, with a 1.70 GAA, .947 save percentage and four shutouts in 13 playoff games.

The Bruins did not indicate whether Svedberg will be present at this summer’s rookie development camp, but if he is he will join a group of goaltending prospects that includes Lars Volden and Zane Gothberg, both of whom were sixth-round picks in the last two drafts.


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