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Niklas Svedberg
Niklas Svedberg
Goaltender  - BOS
(NIHK-luhs SVEHD-buhrg)
Number: 72
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 176
Catches: Right
Born: Sep 4, 1989  (Age 24)
Birthplace: Sollentuna, Sweden
Hometown: Sollentuna, Sweden
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Acquired: Signed by Boston as a free agent, May 29, 2012.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

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 two of a two-year entry level contract.

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