BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, May 1, that the team has signed forward Anton Blidh to a two-year, two-way contract extension through the 2020-21 season with an annual NHL cap hit of $700,000.
Blidh played in one game with Boston this season, recording 13:46 TOI in the team's 6-3 loss against Tampa Bay on April 6. Blidh played in 74 games with the Providence Bruins this season, tallying 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points and a plus-16 rating. The 6-foot, 201-pound forward also led the team with 94 penalty minutes. Blidh skated in 71 games with Providence in 2017-18, recording 11 goals and 15 assists for a career-high 26 points and a plus-nine rating. He added two goals in four postseason games, while also making one NHL appearance with Boston on March 19 against Columbus. The winger appeared in 19 games with Boston in 2016-17, tallying one goal and one assist. He also played 53 games with Providence in 2016-17, notching 10 goals and six assists for 16 points and a plus-six rating. In his first professional season with Providence in 2015-16, he posted 10 goals and four assists for 14 points in 65 appearances.
The Molnlycke, Sweden native was originally selected by the Bruins in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.