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Boston Bruins sign Swedish forward Jesper Froden to one-year contract

Apr 13, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; A general view of the TD Garden before a game between the Boston Bruins and the Buffalo Sabres. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins on Monday signed Swedish forward Jesper Froden to a one-year deal with a cap hit of $842,500.

Froden, 26, tallied 22 goals and 40 points in 52 games for Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Hockey League in 2020-21.

“The Bruins are very pleased to be adding Jesper to our organization,” general manager Don Sweeney said in a statement. “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.”

A native of Stockholm, Froden contributed three goals and an assist in five games last month at the 2021 IIHF World Championship.

–Field Level Media