Several outlets have recently confirmed that depth forward Anton Blidh has been given a one year two-way contract, worth $750,000 against the cap:
Bruins sign Anton Blidh to one-year, two-way contract. NHL cap hit: $750,000— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) June 17, 2021
The former 6th round pick of 2013 has been a dependable depth guy for the Bruins organization for about five years now, having spent most of it as a Providence Bruin, and only occasionally getting a call-up here or there. This year, Blidh’s annual cup of coffee was his longest yet, playing 10 games, and scoring a goal in that time, his first since 2016, and man what a goal that ended up being.
Anton Blidh extends the Bruins lead with his first NHL goal since the 2016-2017 season. #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/Ek77QMiBGA— Jamie Gatlin (@JamieGatlin17) April 8, 2021
You can’t even script luck that good. Good lord.
Blidh will likely be a hand for preseason, and then head to Providence to help shepard some of the younger guys and provide valuable depth for them as a long-time vet.
Congrats to another year of Blidher! I hope his next trip to Boston is just as fruitful as last time!