Lost in the shuffle of recent end of season media availabilities, celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the Bruins last Stanley Cup win, and talk of what will happen to certain free agents, was the signing of a new forward.
On June 14th, just days ago, the Boston Bruins announced they signed Swedish forward Jesper Frödén formerly of the the Swedish Hockey League’s Skellefteå AIK. This season he played in 52 games, scoring 22 goals and 18 assists. He recently competed in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship skating for the Tre Kronor in which he scored 3 goals and 1 assist in 5 games.
Frödén is 26 years old and standing at 5’10” and weighing 176 pounds. He’s a little undersized and while listed as a forward, he primarily plays right wing. His contract is a one-year, two-way deal worth $842,500 at the NHL level.