The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled forward Anton Wedin (AN-tawn vuh-DEEN) from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and transferred forward Drake Caggiula (ka-JOOL-uh) from injured reserve to long-term injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 10.
Wedin, 26, had 11 points (4G, 7A) in 17 games with Rockford this year, his first professional season in North America. He registered an assist on Nov. 26 against San Antonio and had points (2G, 3A) in four of his last six games. Signed by the Blackhawks on May 23, 2019, the Sundsvall, Sweden native set professional 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.
The Blackhawks host the Colorado Avalanche on Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the United Center. That game can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago, streamed on NBCSportsChicago.com and on the My Teams by NBC Sports app and heard on WGN Radio and in Spanish on Univision's TUDN Deportes Radio Chicago (AM-1200).