BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, January 30, that goaltender Niklas Svedberg will join the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) on a conditioning loan and that the club has recalled goaltender Malcolm Subban from Providence. Subban will join the Bruins for their 11:30 a.m. practice on Friday at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, MA.
Svedberg has appeared in 12 games with Boston this season, earning a 5-5-0 record with two shutouts, while posting a 2.22 goals against average and .922 save percentage. In total, the 25-year-old has competed in 13 games with Boston, with a 6-5-0 record, .924 save percentage and 2.20 goals against average.
The Swedish netminder finished the 2013-14 season with Providence, compiling a 25-15-4 record with a 2.63 goals against average and .910 save percentage with two shutouts in 45 appearances.
The 2012-13 campaign with the P-Bruins saw Svedberg win 37 games (second in the AHL) with a 2.17 goals against average (fifth in the AHL), .925 save percentage (third in the AHL) and four shutouts to earn himself the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award, which is given annually to the AHL’s outstanding goaltender as voted on by coaches, players and members of the media in each of the league’s 30 member cities. Svedberg’s 37 wins were the second most by a rookie goaltender in AHL history. Svedberg also became the first rookie to be named the AHL’s outstanding goaltender since Jim Carey in the 1994-95 campaign.
Prior to joining Providence, Svedberg skated in three full seasons in the SEL (Swedish Elite League) with MoDo and Brynas with a combined 2.94 career goals against average in 64 games.
The 6’0", 176-pound goaltender hails from Sollentuna, Sweden and was signed by Boston as a free agent on May 29, 2012. The Bruins signed Svedberg to a one-year, one-way contract on June 23, 2014.
Subban has played in 22 games for Providence this season where the 21-year-old goaltender has posted a 2.47 goals against average and a .921 save percentage, to earn a 9-10-2 record.
Subban appeared in 33 games with a for Providence in the 2013-2014 campaign, finishing with a 15-10-5 record while earning a 2.31 goals against average and a .920 save percentage.
On Wednesday, January 28 The American Hockey League announced that Subban was selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending January 25, 2015. Subban allowed just three goals on 91 shots in three starts last week, going 2-1-0 with a 0.99 goals against average and a .967 save percentage.
Subban represented Canada in the 2013 World Junior Championship where Canada finished fourth. In six games for Team Canada, Subban racked up a 4-2 record, earning a 2.76 GAA and .920 save percentage.
This marks Subban’s first NHL recall.
The 6’2’’, 200-pound Toronto, ON, Canada native was drafted by Boston in the first round (24th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
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