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The Blackhawks have signed European free agent forward Anton Wedin to an entry-level deal. Get to know a little bit about him with these three things.
1. A CAREER YEAR
Wedin's offense has not been overly flashy so far in his career, but after making the jump to the SHL with Timra IK in 2018-19, it flourished.
In just 32 games, Wedin scored 14 goals and added 13 assists for 27 total points, his highest point total since he played in the SuperElit league back in 2011-12.
That total was good for third on his squad behind Henrik Tornqvist (32 points) and Rickard Palmberg (31 points). However, his 14 goals led the team.
2. SILVER SECURED
Wedin helped Sweden take silver at the 2011 IIHF World Under-18 Championships, held in Germany. He played six games for a Swedish squad that lost 4-3 in the final to Team USA in overtime.
3. LEAGUE INTEREST
According to reports out of Sweden, Wedin was being courted by a handful of NHL teams including Arizona, Colorado and Toronto.
The situation seems to be similar to last summer when European free agent Dominik Kahun chose Chicago over other teams and made the jump from Germany. Kahun came to the Blackhawks and made an immediate impact, scoring 13 goals and adding 24 assists in 82 games as a rookie.