The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Anton Wedin (AN-tawn vuh-DEEN) on a one-year contract that runs through the 2019-20 season ($925,000).
Wedin, 26, set professional season highs with 27 points and a team-leading 14 goals, while also recording 13 assists in 32 regular-season games during the 2018-19 season with Timrå IK of the Swedish Hockey League. He added nine points (2G, 7A) in seven postseason games.
Spanning parts of eight seasons (2011-19), Wedin played for Timrå IK while the club split time between the SHL and Allsvenskan. He tallied a career-best 18 helpers during the 2015-16 campaign. In 83 SHL games with Timrå, Wedin registered 32 points (18G, 14A). While competing in Allsvenskan, he notched 28 goals and 50 assists in 204 regular-season games. Wedin posted nine points (2G, 7A) in 20 qualification contests during his tenure with Timrå.
A native of Sundsvall, Sweden, Wedin competed for his country at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship, playing in six games and helping them to a silver medal.