Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, May 24, that the club has recalled goaltender Niklas Svedberg from Providence (AHL). Svedberg will join Boston on Saturday, May 25.
In his first season with the Providence Bruins, Svedberg appeared in 48 regular season games, compiling a 37-8-2 record with a 2.17 goals against average (fifth in the AHL) and a .925 save percentage (third in the AHL) with four shutouts. The netminder’s 37 regular season wins ranked second among AHL goaltenders.
Svedberg was in net for 12 postseason games for the P-Bruins, where he racked up a 6-6 record with a 3.29 goals against average and .889 save percentage.
Prior to joining Providence this year, the 23-year-old Svedberg spent four seasons in the Swedish Elite League from 2008-12. He helped lead Brynas to the SEL title in 2011-12 after registering a 1.70 GAA, .947 Save Percentage and four shutouts in 13 playoff games.
The 6'0", 176-pound native of Sollentuna, Sweden was signed as a free agent by the Bruins on May 29, 2012.
TRANSACTION: Boston Bruins recall goaltender Niklas Svedberg from Providence.