|Assets:||Has the size NHL scouts look for these days at the goaltending position. Is fairly economical in terms of his movement in the crease area. Doesn't usually beat himself.|
|Flaws:||Must add more bulk in order to become a valuable National Hockey League goalkeeper. Also, he needs more work on learning North American shooters' tendencies.|
|Career Potential:||Solid goaltender with some upside.|
|AHL||Baz Bastien Memorial Trophy||2012-13|
|AHL||First All-Star Team||2012-13|
|6/23/2014||Signed by the Boston Bruins to a one-year contract extension.|
|2/27/2014||Assigned to the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|2/24/2014||Recalled from the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|1/02/2014||Assigned to the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|1/02/2014||Recalled from the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|12/28/2013||Assigned to the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|12/27/2013||Recalled from the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|9/28/2013||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|5/24/2013||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|5/29/2012||Signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|5/29/2012||Signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins.|
Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg played well Tuesday against the Kings, but ended up taking the loss. | 12/03/2014 10:02 AM
NewsBruins goalie Niklas Svedberg played well Tuesday against the Kings, but ended up taking the loss.
ImpactHe made 33 saves on 34 shots on goal, and dropped his record to 3-4-0 with a 2.28 GAA and .922 save percentage. As long as Tuuka Rask is healthy, Svedberg is not an option.
Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg stopped all seven shootout attempts he faced against the Blue Jackets on Friday. | 11/21/2014 10:18 PM
NewsBruins goalie Niklas Svedberg stopped all seven shootout attempts he faced against the Blue Jackets on Friday.
ImpactUnfortunately for fantasy owners who streamed Svedberg on Friday, those don't count as saves. The stops in the shootout helpd Svedberg get the victory, but in regulation and overtime, Svedberg stopped just 25-of-28 shots.
Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg played poorly during Thursday's loss to Montreal. | 11/13/2014 10:13 PM
NewsBruins goalie Niklas Svedberg played poorly during Thursday's loss to Montreal.
ImpactHe stopped only 29-of-34 shots on goal. Svedberg gave Tukka Rask the night off, but moving forward, is not a relevant option.
Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg will start on Thursday against the Islanders. | 10/23/2014 5:47 PM
NewsBruins goalie Niklas Svedberg will start on Thursday against the Islanders.
ImpactSvedberg is 1-1 with a 0.91 GAA and .969 save percentage this season. New York will also go with backup goalie in Chad Johnson.
Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg saved 28 of 30 shots in a gut-wrenching loss against the Avalanche on Monday. | 10/13/2014 4:20 PM
NewsBruins goalie Niklas Svedberg saved 28 of 30 shots in a gut-wrenching loss against the Avalanche on Monday.
ImpactThe Bruins were one second away from at least one point when Svedberg allowed Daniel Briere's shot to squeak by for the game-winner. This was Svedberg's second career start, and he will serve as Tuukka Rask's backup this year.
Bruins sign Niklas Svedberg to one-way deal | 06/23/2014 6:35 PM
NewsNiklas Svedberg has inked a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Boston Bruins.
Joe McDonald on Twitter
ImpactIt's a one-way deal, which signals the Bruins commitment to using Svedberg as their backup goaltender in 2014-15. He had a 2.63 GAA and .910 save percentage in 45 AHL games last season.
Niklas Svedberg returns to the minors | 02/28/2014 8:05 AM
NewsNiklas Svedberg has been assigned to AHL Providence.
ImpactHe dressed as Chad Johnson's backup in Wednesday's game versus Buffalo. The Bruins gave Tuukka Rask the night off to rest after his return from the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Niklas Svedberg will backup Johnson Wednesday | 02/25/2014 6:27 PM
NewsNiklas Svedberg will stick with the Bruins so that he can serve as the team's backup goaltender on Wednesday.
Bruins.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactTuukka Rask will get Wednesday's game off entirely so that he can rest up after the Olympics. Svedberg has a 2.71 GAA and .910 save percentage in 35 AHL games in 2013-14.
Niklas Svedberg wins his NHL debut | 01/02/2014 10:16 PM
NewsNiklas Svedberg turned aside 32 of 35 shots for the Bruins en route to a 3-2 overtime win in his NHL debut.
ImpactSvedberg's first chance to get a taste of NHL action was postponed last week due to a roster crunch, but he finally got his opportunity on this night. He'll likely be reassigned again soon, but could be factor in goal in the long-term.
Niklas Svedberg probable to start Thursday | 01/02/2014 12:07 PM
NewsNiklas Svedberg has been called up by Boston and it looks like he'll start Thursday.
Boston Bruins on Twitter
ImpactHe was the first goalie off the ice at the team's morning skate, which indicates that he'll make his NHL debut against Nashville. Svedberg was expected to get a look with the big club last week, but some injuries forced Boston to reassign him to the minors.
Boston returns Niklas Svedberg to the AHL | 12/28/2013 3:33 PM
NewsNiklas Svedberg has been returned to the minors.
ImpactThe Bruins wanted to take a look at the 24-year-old goaltender, but changed their plans after announcing that Dennis Seidenberg would be lost for the rest of the season because of a serious knee injury. Svedberg went down so that the team could bring up another defenseman, Zach Trotman, on an emergency basis.
Bruins bring up goaltender Niklas Svedberg | 12/27/2013 12:22 PM
NewsNiklas Svedberg has been called up from the minors.
Impact"We're going to have a look at him in the next little while here," coach Claude Julien said. "Not tonight, but maybe tomorrow or the game after. I think he's earned that. We told him that after having such a good camp that we'd bring him up at some point, get him some games. So that's what we're doing right now." He will serve as Tuukka Rask's backup in Friday's game versus Ottawa. He has posted an 11-5-3 record to go with a .907 save percentage and a 2.91 goals-against average in 20 games with AHL Providence this season.
Bruins send Niklas Svedberg to AHL | 09/28/2013 3:13 PM
NewsNiklas Svedberg has been assigned to the minors.
ImpactHe was in the running to serve as Tuukka Rask's backup, but that job will go to Chad Johnson. Svedberg will try to build on his excellent showing in the AHL last year. He posted 37 wins, .925 save percentage and a 2.17 GAA in 48 games with Providence in 2012-13 and it doesn't look like it will be long before he's at the NHL level.
Niklas Svedberg still in hint for backup gig | 09/27/2013 6:35 AM
NewsNiklas Svedberg has made Boston's backup goaltender decision tougher.
ImpactIt makes sense to send him down to the minors because he doesn't have to clear waivers and Chad Johnson comes at a cheaper cap hit, but Svedberg is still in contention to serve as Tuukka Rask's understudy. "You try to show your best game. I gave up three goals (in the preseason) and I could have given up zero," he said after making 26 stops in a 3-2 overtime win over Winnipeg. "But it feels good to get two wins and tonight was a good game, to get a full game and get the win."
Niklas Svedberg seeks backup job in Boston | 09/18/2013 6:30 AM
NewsNiklas Svedberg played well in Tuesday's exhibition game against Washington.
ImpactTuukka Rask started the game and Svedberg finished it. He made six saves in the shootout to give the Bruins a 3-2 victory. Chad Johnson struggled in his Boston debut, allowing three goals on eight shots versus Montreal, so Svedberg may have taken a slight lead in the race to serve as Boston's backup goalie when the regular season begins.
Niklas Svedberg could bid for B's backup gig | 07/14/2013 12:15 PM
NewsDuring a press conference on Sunday, Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said that Niklas Svedberg has "earned a look" for the team's backup role.
Boston Bruins on Twitter
ImpactWith Anton Khudobin out of the mix, someone needs to step forward. Still, Chad Johnson was signed on a one-way deal, so it would probably work better for the organization if Svedberg continues his development in the AHL.
Niklas Svedberg likely to be back in AHL | 07/06/2013 9:13 AM
NewsNiklas Svedberg is likely ticketed for more time in the AHL.
ImpactThe Bruins signed Chad Johnson to a one-way deal, and even though the two will battle for the back-up job in training camp, it appears that the Bruins want to give the 23-year-old Svedberg more seasoning. He had a 2.17 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in the AHL last season.
Nicklas Svedberg may become B's No. 2 goalie | 06/04/2013 8:06 AM
NewsNicklas Svedberg may be Boston's backup goalie next season.
ImpactCurrent number two option Anton Khudobin could become an unrestricted free agent in July. Svedberg was excellent in the AHL this past campaign during his first taste of hockey in North America. He posted a 37-8-2 record with a 2.17 GAA, a .925 save percentage and four shutouts. Svedberg may be someone to keep an eye on going into next year.
|Date||Team||Opp||Decision||MIN||SO||GA||SHA||YTD GAA||YTD SV%||YTD Record||Status|
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||61||-||-||-||-||3642||5||146||1838||2.41||.921||-||-||-|
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||15||-||-||-||-||884||1||38||507||2.57919||0.925049||-||-||-|
|Shots Against||38||vs. NYI||Oct 23||35|
|Saves||35||2 times-last:at Min||last:Dec 17||33|
|Games Played In||1||2013-14 (Bos)|
|Goal Against Average||1.97*||2013-14 (Bos)|
|Save percentage||.943*||2013-14 (Bos)|
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