BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, December 2, that the team has recalled forward Anton Blidh from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). Blidh joined Boston for their Friday practice at Warrior Ice Arena and is expected to travel with the club to Buffalo. This is the first career NHL recall for Blidh.
Blidh is in his second full professional season with the Bruins organization in 2016-17, appearing in 19 games with Providence, producing five goals and four assists for nine points with 22 penalty minutes and a plus-eight rating. The 21-year-old forward skated in 65 games with Providence in 2015-16, compiling 10 goals and four assists for 14 points with 48 penalty minutes.
Prior to signing with the Bruins, Blidh played two seasons (2013-15) with Frolunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League, totaling five goals and five assists for 10 points in 72 games. The 6-foot, 201-pound left wing also skated in 19 playoff games with Frolunda, recording two goals and two assists for four points.
Blidh has also represented Sweden in international play on several occasions. He most recently skated in 17 games for the Sweden Under-20 team in 2014-15, producing three goals and three assists for six points with 12 penalty minutes. He also posted one goal and two assists in seven games during the 2015 World Junior Championships.
The MoInlycke, Sweden native was originally selected by the Bruins in the sixth round (180 overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.