OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that the team has signed forward Viktor Lodin to a two-year entry-level contract which will commence with the 2021-22 season.
A native of Leksand, Sweden, Lodin, who will turn 22 tomorrow, recently completed his first season with Timra IK of Sweden's HockeyAllsvenskan League where he ranked fourth among team skaters with 40 points (14 goals, 26 assists) over 47 regular-season games. He also registered 20 penalty minutes and posted a plus-14 plus/minus rating while helping Timra IK to the Allsvenskan League title and promotion to the SHL for 2021-22.
"Viktor gained significant professional experience by playing an integral role in Timra's championship win last season," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "A bit of a late bloomer in that he was drafted as a 19-year-old, he's a big forward who can play either centre or wing and possesses high-end skill with a raw ability to score."
Lodin, who tallied nine points (four goals, five assists) while skating in 13 of Timra's 15 qualification contests, tied for fourth among team skaters (while tying for 14th among all Allsvenkan qualification players) in post-season scoring.
Drafted in the fourth round (94th overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft, Lodin is the seventh and final member of the Senators' 2019 draft class to have signed an entry-level contract with Ottawa.
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