BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 14, that the team has signed forward Jesper Frödén to a one-year contract with an NHL cap hit of $842,500.
"The Bruins are very pleased to be adding Jesper to our organization," said Sweeney. "We have tracked Jesper's growth in the SHL where he has proven to be highly productive, competitive, and a smart, two-way player. Jesper is very excited to join a competitive team with the opportunity to compete for a roster spot."
Froden, 26, skated in 52 games with the Swedish Hockey League's Skellefteå AIK in 2020-21, recording a team-high 22 goals and 18 assists for 40 points. The 22 goals were tied for third amongst all SHL skaters last season. The Stockholm native also represented Sweden at the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship in Riga, Latvia, skating in five games and recording three goals and one assist for four points.
In 2019-20, the 5-foot-10, 176-pound right wing made his SHL debut with Skellefteå AIK, scoring 12 goals and adding 17 assists for 29 points in 49 games. Prior to his debut in the SHL, Froden spent parts of seven seasons skating in HockeyAllsvenskan, the second-highest league in Sweden. In 289 career games in HockeyAllsvenskan, Froden scored 88 goals and added 84 assists for 172 points.
Since joining Skellefteå AIK in 2019-20, Froden ranks second on the team in goals (34), third in points (69), and tied for third in assists (35).