The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Jacob Nilsson (NIHL-suhn) on a one-year contract that runs through the 2018-19 season.
Nilsson totaled 18 points (8G, 10A) for Mora IK of the Swedish Hockey League during the 2017-18 campaign. His point total was fourth on the team. During the prior two years (2015-17) as Mora IK competed in Allsvenskan, he notched 61 points (29G, 32A) in 93 regular-season games, including registering career highs in goals (20) and assists (22) during the 2016-17 season. Over that two-season period, Nilsson also tallied three goals and three helpers in nine qualification games.
The 24-year-old also spent time as a member of Tingsryds AIF from 2011-15 as the team split time between Allsvenskan and Division 1. In 154 career games in Allsvenskan he recorded 33 goals and 36 helpers and 51 points (8G, 43A) in 70 Division 1 games.
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