The Bruins are importing a prospect from Sweden, as forward Oskar Steen has been signed to a three-year, entry-level contract through the 2021-22 season with an annual NHL cap hit of $809,167, per B’s general manager Don Sweeney.
A sixth-round pick of the Bruins back in 2016, the 21-year-old Steen has recently shot up the prospect rankings chart, and has spent the past two seasons playing for Farjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League.
Capable of playing both center and wing, the 5-foot-9 Steen scored 17 goals and recorded 20 assists for 37 points in 46 games. His 37 points were second on the team and 10th in the league. He would also go on to tally two goals and five assists for seven points in 14 playoff games for Farjestad BK this spring.
Steen has also represented Team Sweden on the international stage, scoring two game-winning goals, notching two assists and recording a plus-five rating in seven games played en route to winning a silver medal with Team Sweden at the 2018 World Junior Championship. He also won the silver medal with Sweden at the 2016 U18 World Junior Championship, recording three points (two goals, one assist) in seven games.