Bruins general manager Don Sweeney used an off day to re-up some organizational depth, as the Bruins and Anton Blidh have agreed to a two-year, two-way contract that will pay Blidh $700,000 at the NHL level.
The 24-year-old Blidh, a sixth-round pick (180th overall) in 2013, played in 74 games with the Providence Bruins this past season, with 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points and a plus-16 rating, along with a Providence-best 94 penalty minutes. An agitator by nature, Blidh was at his best for the P-Bruins in 2017-18, with a career-best 11 goals and 26 points in 71 games.
The Bruins gave Blidh a one-game cameo with Boston during the regular season, with the 6-foot-1 forward getting logging six hits and a blocked shot in 13:46 of time on ice in the team’s Apr. 6 regular season finale against the Lightning.
Blidh has appeared in 21 NHL games over the last three seasons, with one goal, one assist, and 50 hits for the Big B’s.