Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Niklas Svedberg
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NiklasSvedberg
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
CATCHES: Left
WEIGHT: 176
BIRTHDATE: 09/04/1989
AGE: 25
BIRTHPLACE: Sollentuna, SWE
DRAFTED: undrafted
 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013-14: Spent most of the season in Providence/AHL with a 25-15-4 record, 2.63 goals against average and .910 save percentage in 45 games with two shutouts ... Recalled on three occasions to Boston, Dec. 27 (backed up one game), Jan. 2 (1-0-0 in one game played) and Feb. 24-27 (backed up one game) ... Earned his first NHL win in his first NHL game/start on Jan. 2 vs. Nashville (3-2 overtime victory) ... Dressed as backup for two Boston games.

2012-13: Played his first pro season in Providence/AHL with a 37-8-2 record, 2.17 goals against average and four shutouts in 48 games ... His 37 wins were the second-most by a rookie goaltender in AHL history ... Was named to the AHL's All-Rookie Team, First All-Star Team and he was the first rookie since 1994-95 to win the Baz Bastien Award as the league's top goaltender ... Was the starting goaltender for the East Team in the AHL All-Star Game.

EUROPE: Played three full seasons in the Swedish Elite League with MoDo and Brynas with a 2.94 career goals against average in 64 games ... Enjoyed his best season in 2010-11 with Brynas with a 2.28 GAA and two shutouts in 21 games played ... Recorded a 1.70 GAA with 4 shutouts in 13 playoff games in 2011-12 while leading Brynas to their first league title since 1999.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Boston as a free agent, May 29, 2012.

ETC: Single.

CONTRACT STATUS: Is in year one of a one-year contract with an NHL cap figure of $600,000

NHL FIRSTS:
Game - Jan. 2, 2014 vs. Nashville
Win - Jan. 2, 2014 vs. Nashville
Shutout - None