The Chicago Blackhawks and general manager Stan Bowman announced another roster move on Thursday.
Bowman has stayed pretty busy since the season ended and the latest move involves signing a goalie.
The Hawks announced that they've signed goalie Arvid Soderblom to a two year entry level contract that carries a $883k cap hit.
From the Hawks press release:
"Soderblom, 21, was second in the Swedish Hockey League with a .922 save percentage, shared second with a 2.03 goals-against average and four shutouts in 22 regular-season appearances during the 2020-21 campaign for Skellefteå AIK. He also appeared in two postseason contests and posted a .951 save percentage and 1.54 goals-against average.
The Goteborg, Sweden native went 16-14-0 with a .924 SV%, 2.38 GAA and two shutouts in 32 appearances with Tingsryds AIF of the HockeyAllsvenskan, Sweden's second division during the 2019-20 season. Soderblom made his SHL debut in the 2016-17 season with Frölunda HC, appearing in one game."
Interesting move by the Hawks' GM.
Signed on the dotted line???? Goaltender Arvid Söderblom has agreed to a 2-year deal. #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/2MJ62Gu0aA
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) May 13, 2021