The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Viktor Svedberg (SVEHD-berg) on a two-year contract. He will remain with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.
Svedberg, 22, has scored one goal in four games this season with Rockford. The 6-8, 234-pound defenseman also appeared in six preseason games with the Blackhawks, recording six shots on goal.
Prior to his North American career, the Goteborg, Sweden, native recorded seven points (3g, 4a) in 115 career games with Frolunda and Rogle of the Swedish Hockey League from 2009 to 2013.
The Blackhawks return to action tonight (Oct. 17) when they host the St. Louis Blues at 7 p.m. CT. The game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and heard on WGN Radio AM-720.