Tuukka Rask has established himself as the Boston Bruins’ franchise goaltender, but 24-year-old Swedish netminder Niklas Svedberg provides invaluable depth for the organization.
In his first season with the Providence Bruins, Svedberg won the Baz Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL’s top netminder, posting 37 wins, a 2.17 GAA and .925 save percentage. In addition, his 37 wins marked the second-most by a rookie in the 77-year history of the AHL.
Svedberg got his first taste of NHL action on Jan. 2 against the Nashville Predators, earning a win in his debut.
Check out the video above to hear more about Svedberg in this week’s Big Bad Bruins Spotlight.