The Chicago Blackhawks today announced that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Arvid Soderblom (AHR-vihd SOH-duhr-blewm) on a two-year entry-level contract that runs through the 2022-23 season ($883,750 salary cap hit).
Soderblom, 21, was second in the Swedish Hockey League with a .922 save percentage, shared second with a 2.03 goals-against average and four shutouts in 22 regular-season appearances during the 2020-21 campaign for Skellefteå AIK. He also appeared in two postseason contests and posted a .951 save percentage and 1.54 goals-against average.
The Goteborg, Sweden native went 16-14-0 with a .924 SV%, 2.38 GAA and two shutouts in 32 appearances with Tingsryds AIF of the HockeyAllsvenskan, Sweden's second division during the 2019-20 season. Soderblom made his SHL debut in the 2016-17 season with Frölunda HC, appearing in one game.
His brother, Elmer was selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the sixth round (159th overall) of the 2019 National Hockey League Draft.