|Bruins sign Anton Blidh to entry-level contract||05.29.15 at 10:21 am ET|
The Bruins have signed 2013 sixth-round pick Anton Blidh to an entry-level contract, the team announced Friday.
A forward who spent last season playing for Frolunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League, Blidh had five goals and no assists over 48 games last season. He totaled one goal and six assists the previous season between Frolunda HC and Karlskrona HK of Swedish Division 1.
The 20-year-old left wing is listed at 6-foot-0 and 181 pounds. He becomes the second member of the 2013 draft class to sign his entry-level with the B’s, joining fellow Sweden native Linus Arnesson. The B’s signed Arnsesson last June, with the second-round pick coming over from Sweden late in the season and playing 11 games for Providence.
The Bruins did not have a first-round pick in 2013, as it was dealt to the Stars in exchange for Jaromir Jagr.
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The Patriots are known for drafting players who aren’t anywhere near the radar. When they drafted Rutgers safety Duron Harmon in the third round, Harmon’s mother asked her son why the television channels didn’t have clips of him.
The Bruins had one of those moments when they took a fellow named Anton Blidh in the sixth round. Blidh is a Swedish left wing, and upon his selection even the most knowledgeable of draft analysts were at a loss.
Not a Russian sleeper- Swedish one instead. Anton Bligh- sorry folks- I got nothing #snakeeyes
‘ Kirk Luedeke (@kluedeke29) July 1, 2013
It was tough to find much of anything about Blidh online, though he had 17 goals and 10 assists for 27 points in 43 games for Frolunda Jr. last season.