SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with free-agent goaltender Niklas Svedberg on a one-year, two-way contract($700,000/$350,000).
Svedberg, 27 (9/4/89), posted a 14-17-12 record with a 2.99 goals-against average (GAA), a .897 save percentage (SV%) and one shutout in 48 games with Salavat Yulaev in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in 2016-17. The 6-foot-1, 168-pound native of Sollentuna, Sweden, posted a 29-19-3 record with a 2.37 GAA, a .916 SV% and five shutouts in 53 games with Salavat Yulaev in 2015-16 - his first season in the KHL. He also totaled a 10-14-0 record with a 2.39 GAA and a .916 SV % in two postseasons with Salavat Yulaev (2016-17). Svedberg has totaled an 8-5-1 record with a 2.31 GAA, a .920 SV% and two shutouts in 19 career NHL games, played in parts of two seasons with Boston (2013-15). In 97 games with the Providence Bruins in the American Hockey League (AHL) from 2012-15, he posted a 65-24-6 record with a 2.40 GAA, a .917 SV% and six shutouts. Svedberg originally signed with Boston as a free agent on May 29, 2012.