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Colorado Avalanche Sign Forward Anton Blidh



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The Colorado Avalanche signed a free-agent forward today. No, not that one.

The Avalanche signed Anton Blidh to a one-year, two-way contract worth $750,00 at the NHL level and $350,000 at the AHL level. This appears to be a depth signing and he may spend time with the Colorado Eagles for the coming season. But, he did play 32 games for the Boston Bruins in 2021-22, so that’s something. He spent seven seasons in the Boston organization.

My colleague at Boston Hockey Now, Joe “Haggs” Haggerty, has more on what kind of player Blindh was/is here.

Here’s more, from the Avalanche official release:

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the organization has signed forward Anton Blidh to a one-year contract for the 2022-23 season.

Blidh, 27, played a career-high 32 games for the Boston Bruins this past season, recording nine points (2g/7a) to reach career bests in goals, assists and points. Selected by Boston in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Blidh (pronounced BLIHD) has tallied 12 points (4g/8a) in 70 career NHL contests, all with the Bruins. 

The 6-foot-1, 197-pound left wing has also skated in 278 career American Hockey League outings with Boston’s AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins, totaling 88 points (46g/42a). He’s produced five points (4g/1a) in 25 Calder Cup Playoff contests.

The Molnlycke, Sweden, native played for the Frolunda organization in his home country before heading to North America. He registered 10 points (5g/5a) in 72 career games for Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League and collected 54 points (29g/25a) in 71 contests for the club’s junior team in the J20 SuperElit.

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