The Chicago Blackhawks have signed center Mathis Olimb to a one-year contract.
Olimb, 24, spent the 2009-10 season with Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League, leading the team with 25 assists and ranking third with 34 points in 55 regular-season contests. He added four points (G,3A) in seven postseason games. Previously Olimb registered 80 points (27G,53A) in 97 regular-season contests from 2007-09 with Augsburg in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.
The Oslo, Norway, native represented his country in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, ranking second on the club with two assists in four contests in Vancouver. Olimb has logged extensive international experience, skating for Norway in several World Junior Championship and World Championship tournaments during his career.
Olimb spent the 2004-05 season in North America in the Ontario Hockey League. He skated in 57 games with the Sarnia Sting and London Knights, where he was a teammate of Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland