Anton Blidh
Born (1995-03-14)14 March 1995,
Mölnlycke, Sweden
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Winger
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Boston Bruins
Frölunda HC
NHL Draft 180th overall, 2013
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2013–present

Anton Blidh (born 14 March 1995) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Blidh was selected by the Bruins in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Blidh made his Swedish Hockey League debut playing with Frölunda HC during the 2013–14 SHL season.[1]

On 29 May 2015, Blidh was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins.[2] In his first North American season in 2015–16, Blidh was assigned to Boston's AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins.

In the 2016–17 season, on 3 December 2016, Blidh made his NHL debut with the Bruins in a 2–1 road game win over the Buffalo Sabres, achieving three shots on goal and four hits in his 10:12 of on-ice time.[3] He scored his first career goal with the Bruins in a home-game loss to the New York Islanders on 20 December 2016.[4]

On 1 May 2019, Blidh signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with the Boston Bruins.[5]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Frölunda HC J20 43 17 10 27 80 6 1 2 3 0
2013–14 Frölunda HC J20 27 11 14 25 20
2013–14 Frölunda HC SHL 24 0 5 5 2 6 1 2 3 0
2013–14 Karlskrona HK Allsv 11 1 1 2 6
2014–15 Frölunda HC J20 1 1 1 2 2
2014–15 Frölunda HC SHL 48 5 0 5 26 13 1 0 1 4
2015–16 Providence Bruins AHL 65 10 4 14 48
2016–17 Providence Bruins AHL 53 10 6 16 41 17 1 0 1 6
2016–17 Boston Bruins NHL 19 1 1 2 7
2017–18 Providence Bruins AHL 71 11 15 26 36 4 2 0 2 6
2017–18 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Providence Bruins AHL 74 10 13 23 94 4 1 1 2 2
2018–19 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2019–20 Providence Bruins AHL 4 2 0 2 14
2019–20 Boston Bruins NHL 7 0 0 0 0
SHL totals 72 5 5 10 28 19 2 2 4 4
NHL totals 28 1 1 2 7

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Sweden WJC18 5th 5 1 0 1 0
2015 Sweden WJC 4th 7 1 2 3 4
Junior totals 12 2 2 4 4

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Frölunda HC 2013–14 player statistics. eliteprospects.com (15 April 2014). Retrieved on 15 April 2014.
  2. Bruins sign Anton Blidh to entry-level contract. Boston Bruins (29 May 2015). Retrieved on 29 May 2015.
  3. Russo, Eric (4 December 2016). Blidh Brings Energy in NHL Debut. National Hockey League.
  4. Blidh notches first NHL goal in Bruins' loss (21 December 2018). Retrieved on 6 May 2018.
  5. Bruins Sign Anton Blidh To 2-Year, 2-Way Contract Extension (1 May 2019). Retrieved on 2 May 2019.

External links[edit | edit source]

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