Oct 17, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) is congratulated by his teammates for scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks sign D Viktor Svedburg to contract

The Chicago Blackhawks and defense man Viktor Svedburg have agreed to a two year contract, however the worth is still undisclosed at this time.

According to ESPN,

The 22-year-old Svedberg had previously been under contract with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Svedberg will remain with the IceHogs. He has one goal and one assist in five games with the IceHogs this season.

The 6-foot-8 Svedberg is the tallest player in the Blackhawks’ organization. He participated in the Blackhawks prospect camp the past two years and appeared in six preseason games for the Blackhawks this season.

Svedberg previously played in the Swedish Hockey League from 2009-2013.

Via the Chicago Sun-Times earlier in the offseason,

At 6-9, Svedberg is as tall as Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, the tallest player in NHL history. Svedberg’s size and long stick will be assets when he makes his professional debut for the Rockford IceHogs this fall. But the Swedish defenseman and Blackhawks prospect Viktor Svedberg believes he’s better suited for the smaller rinks in the United States and Canada.

Having more height on the ice could definitely bode well for the Chicago Blackhawks. He will remain with the Rockford IceHogs for the time being however.

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