The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Carl Söderberg (SOH-duhr-buhrg) on a one-year contract that runs through the 2020-21 season ($1,000,000 salary cap hit).
Söderberg, 35, spent last season with the Arizona Coyotes, notching 35 points (17G, 18A) in 70 regular-season games. His 17 goals shared third among Coyotes' skaters while his 35 points ranked sixth on the club. A 6-foot-3, 210-pound center, Söderberg also appeared in nine Stanley Cup Playoff contests, recording a goal and an assist.
"Carl is an experienced center who plays a strong two-way game and adds an element of size to our group of centermen," said Stan Bowman, President of Hockey Operations and General Manager. "He has shown the ability to score and match up, which is critical in today's game, and he also brings consistency and versatility to the team, evidenced by his usage on both special teams as well as even-strength play."
Originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round (49th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft, Söderberg has totaled 280 career points (103G, 177A) in 552 games with the Boston Bruins (2012-15), Colorado Avalanche (2015-19) and Coyotes (2019-20). He set career highs in points (51) and assists (39) with Colorado during the 2015-16 season and notched a career-high 23 markers with the Avalanche during the 2018-19 campaign.
A native of Malmo, Sweden, Söderberg represented his country at the 2017 World Championship, helping Team Sweden to a gold medal. He appeared in 10 contests, tallying one helper.