Bruins sign one-year contract with Swedish forward Jesper Froden


The 26-year-old recently skated for Sweden at the IIHF World Championship.

Sweden’s Jesper Froden celebrates with his teammates at the end of the IIHF Men’s Ice Hockey World Championships against Great Britain in May 2021. Photo by GINTS IVUSKANS / AFP via Getty Images

The Bruins announced the signing of Swedish forward Jesper Froden to a one-year contract on Monday. The deal will count for $ 842,500 against the NHL salary cap.

Froden, 26, recently skated for Sweden at the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship in Riga, Latvia. He scored three goals and added an assist in five games.

At club level, Froden played on the right wing for Skellefteå AIK in the Swedish Hockey League during the 2020-2021 season. In 52 games, Froden scored 22 goals, a team-high (good for third in the league overall) and 18 assists for a total of 40 points.

“The Bruins are very excited to add Jesper to our organization,” said Bruins general manager Don Sweeney in a team announcement. “We have followed Jesper’s growth in the SHL where he has proven to be very productive, competitive and a smart, two-way player. Jesper is very happy to join a competitive team with the opportunity to compete for a place in the team. “

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