Niklas Svedberg

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Niklas Svedberg
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Svedberg on the All-Star game AHL in 2013
Born (1989-09-04) September 4, 1989 (age 27)
Sollentuna, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
KHL team
Former teams
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Modo Hockey
Brynäs IF
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Niklas Svedberg (born September 4, 1989) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

On May 29, 2012, the Boston Bruins announced that they had signed Svedberg from the Swedish Elite League to an Entry Level Contract. Svedberg made his AHL debut on October 19, 2012 against the Manchester Monarchs. Svedberg was called up to the Boston Bruins on May 24, 2013. Svedberg was also voted as the AHL 2012–13 goalie of the year. [1]

Svedberg made his NHL debut on January 2, 2014 in a home game against the Nashville Predators, playing all 60:50 of game time into a short overtime, resulting in a 3-2 Bruins win.[2]

After the Bruins were eliminated by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs, on June 23, 2014 Svedberg was signed to a one-year, one-way contract by the Bruins, in anticipation of 2013–14 Bruins backup goaltender Chad Johnson becoming an unrestricted free agent.[3] He appeared in 18 games with the Bruins over the course of the season, collecting 7 wins

As a restricted free agent after his first year as the Bruins backup in the 2014–15 season, Svedberg opted to sign a one-year KHL contract with Russian club, Salavat Yulaev Ufa on May 10, 2015.[4] After leading all KHL goaltenders in games won during 2015–16, he re-signed a two-year contract extension with Salavat.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2007–08 Modo Hockey SEL 1 0 0 0 8 1 0 7.11 .666
2008–09 Modo Hockey SEL 3 178 16 0 5.41 .828
2008–09 Huddinge IK Allsv 24 1376 74 2 3.23 .897
2009–10 Modo Hockey SEL 32 1899 82 1 2.59 .900
2010–11 Brynäs IF SEL 21 1261 48 2 2.28 .917
2010–11 Mora IK Allsv 2 120 5 0 2.50 .931
2011–12 Brynäs IF SEL 29 1726 71 0 2.47 .912 13 814 23 4 1.70 .947
2012–13 Providence Bruins AHL 48 37 8 2 2873 104 4 2.17 .925 12 6 6 675 37 0 3.29 .889
2013–14 Providence Bruins AHL 45 25 15 4 2602 114 2 2.63 .910 9 4 4 510 23 1 2.70 .905
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 1 1 0 0 61 2 0 1.97 .943
2014–15 Boston Bruins NHL 18 7 5 1 900 35 2 2.33 .918
2014–15 Providence Bruins AHL 4 3 1 0 239 11 0 2.76 .911
2015–16 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 53 29 19 3 3058 121 5 2.37 .916 19 9 10 1111 47 0 2.54 .912
2016–17 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 48 14 17 12 2528 126 1 2.99 .897 5 1 4 272 8 0 1.76 .933
SHL totals 86 5072 218 3 2.58 .906 13 814 23 4 1.70 .947
NHL totals 19 8 5 1 961 37 2 2.31 .920
KHL totals 101 43 36 15 5586 247 6 2.65 .907 24 10 14 1383 55 1 2.39 .916

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brynas IF Gavle's 2010-11 Roster
  2. ^ Kalman, Matt (January 3, 2014). "Marchand, Svedberg help Bruins end two-game slide". www.nhl.com. NHL. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ Switaj, Caryn (June 23, 2014). "Svedberg Signed to One-Way Deal". bruins.nhl.com. Boston Bruins. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Salavat sign Niklas Sveberg for one year" (in Russian). rsport.ru. 2015-05-10. Retrieved 2015-05-10. 

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