The Chad “Hi I’m Chad Johnson” Johnson era has ended. The Boston Bruins have announced that they’ve signed Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one way contract. In short, it means he’ll be Tuukka Rask’s backup next season and Johnson is hitting the unemployment line.
Bruins announce that they've signed Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one-way contract for $600,000.
— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) June 23, 2014
One year tender for Svedberg (RFA) would've been around 850K, so that 600K is quite a good deal.
— Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) June 23, 2014
Svedberg's one-year, one way deal worth a cap figure of $600,000. He made his NHL debut on Jan. 2, 2014 in a 3-2 OT win over Nashville ^CS
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 23, 2014
Svedberg gets one year, one way deal. Or as Tuukka Rask calls it: a bridge deal to owning the team
— Matt Kalman (@TheBruinsBlog) June 23, 2014
For Providence Svedberg had a 25-15-4 record with a 2.63 goals against average and .910 save percentage and two shutouts in 45 appearances.
And while it means no more of this…
…it does mean more of this…
It’s a good cap move for a team needing some cap space. We’ll still miss you, Chad Johnson!