The Atlanta Thrashers
have signed restricted free-agent forward Niclas Bergfors
to a new contract. Terms of the deal were not revealed, but an earlier ESPN.com report claimed Bergfors signed a one-year, $900,000 contract.
Bergfors, 23, was part of the deal last season that sent Ilya Kovalchuk
to the New Jersey Devils
. In 27 games with Atlanta, Bergfors had 8 goals and 17 points. He had 13 goals and 27 points in 54 games with the Devils prior to the trade.
His 21 goals and 44 points in 81 games total earned him a spot on the NHL All-Rookie Team.
The Devils' 2005 first-round pick, Bergfors has 22 goals and 45 points in 90 NHL games spread over parts of three seasons.