B's sign Swedish forward to one-year contract


The Boston Bruins announced Monday they've signed forward Jesper Frödén to a one-year contract.

Frödén, 26, spent his last two seasons with the Swedish Hockey League's Skellefteå AIK. The Stockholm native recorded a team-high 22 goals with 18 assists in 52 games during the 2020-21 campaign.

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Frödén's deal with Boston has an NHL cap hit of $842,500.

"The Bruins are very pleased to be adding Jesper to our organization," Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said, per the team's press release. "We have tracked Jesper's growth in the SHL where he has proven to be highly productive, competitive, and a smart, two-way player. Jesper is very excited to join a competitive team with the opportunity to compete for a roster spot."

Frödén ranks second on Skellefteå AIK in goals (34), third in points (69), and is tied for third in assists (35) since debuting with the team in 2019. The 5-foot-10, 176-pound right wing spent parts of seven seasons (289 games) in Sweden's second-highest league, HockeyAllsvenskan, prior to joining the SHL. There, he tallied 88 goals and 84 assists for 172 points.

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