Blackhawks Sign Anton Wedin

On Thursday morning the Chicago Blackhawks announced the team has agreed to terms with forward Anton Wedin on a one-year contract for the 2019-20 season. According to the official release the deal has an AAV of $925,000.

Wedin, 26, posted 27 points and a team-leading 14 goals in 32 regular season games for Timrå IK of the Swedish Hockey League during the 2018-19 season. He added nine points in seven postseason games.

50 thoughts on “Blackhawks Sign Anton Wedin

  1. I am watching Czech versus Germans. Kubalik just wired one on the fly from just above the left face-off circle. Even before he shot it announcer was saying “this guy can rip it.” He can. I haven’t seen enough to get a feel for the rest of his game, but I gotta say it was a big-time shot. He already has 11 points in the tournament. Who knows — this guy might bring something.

    (Sorry Wedin, I know this was supposed to be your day.)

  2. Jordy saw that goal, definitely got a nhl slapper.
    This a good depth signing, Colliton familiar with what he brings.

  3. Sick goal by Kubalik. Wow. More Please (with the Hawks)

    On Wedin : these signings like Wedin, Kahun, Nilsson are really like free draft picks only better. Fully grown men who have shown they can play high level professional hockey. Sure some of them do not work out but overall its a great suppliment to our depth.

  4. Kudos to Tab for the steady flow of Hawks content for us to ponder and discuss. Thanks!

  5. How about draft Byram, trade Gus for Kapanen and sign Edler to run the PP and be a better defender than Gus?

  6. Kahun, Nilsson and Wedin? Ahl talent. No more! If anyone has been watching the NHL playoffs the last 10 years, you would know what wins games at this time of the year!
    More GM smoke screens.

  7. Finns just shut out the Russians 1-0 in SF of the Worlds with Lankinen in net and Joki with the primary assist on the winning goal

    Will player the winner of Strome vs Kubalik (CAN v CZE) at 1:15

  8. Wrap, you have been pushing trading 27 year-old Gus for soon-to-be 23-yr old Kapanen. Straight up? The Leafs probably wouldn’t make the trade if the Hawks included their 43rd pick.

    I have been pushing Byram for a month. Turcotte, Dach, and Cozens will all be good NHL players, but Byram is the lowest risk, highest reward talent. Stan, do not pass on him:

    https://milehighsticking.com/2019/05/24/colorado-avalanche-could-bowen-byram-provide-a-defensive-future/

    https://www.tsn.ca/kakko-closes-gap-on-hughes-in-tsn-hockey-s-mock-draft-4-0-1.1309174

  9. Kabalik is going to be good, then we just got lucky. He could be like the 12th pick. Then we also have the top 3 pick!

  10. Craig, yea all of the sudden we have Kurachev and Kabalik. Instead of Hartman.

    Holy shtt were going to be good once we have full depth.

  11. And for more good news Lankinen has been a star for Finland in goal and Gavel has been a Star for Halifax in the Memorial Cup. Not bad.

    It’s also interesting to me that this hiring of a Swedish Assistant Coach will really gives the Hawks another, perhaps even better, opinion of Swedes available in free agency or the mid to later rounds of the draft. That the Hawks love Swedish defensemen is nothing new but to me this hiring, reinforces that.

  12. The Swede coachs and agents were the country I partyed with in Lake Placid at world juniors. Those guys are cool and help get the ladies.

  13. Know the goalies did good. How many times is that where Entwhistle and Kablik scored big goals leading/large part of the teams offense.

    We might be deep at FW this yr. Get those Defensemen to 200 games, please.

  14. Kevin Hayes is an over rated pile of steaming …… crap ..benched in the playoffs with the Jets ,,,,,please say no to Hayes kids . Self centered player with no business wearing the best jersey in the league . No heart n soul . Lets start the rumor we are after Nathan Mackinnon …..hell yeah .

  15. Buckaroo and Finland just keep winning these world tournaments. Since Teravainen kick started it.

    Goalie is good? How long before these goalies play in Chicago.

  16. Lankinen in goal was incredible. He stod on his head, had som luck when he needed it and read the game very well. The Finish players really commited to the defense and was willing to sacrifice their bodies to help Lankinen.

  17. Congratulations to Finland and Henri Jokiharju with a double gold, world juniors and worlds, and goalue Kevin Lankinen gold at worlds with a breakout tournament. Goaltending depth may have just got alot better looking next season,

    Blackhawks
    Kane 2g 10a 12pt +/-0 8 games
    Kubalik 6g 6a 12pt +10 10 games
    Debrincat 7g 2a 9pt +1 8 games
    Anisimov 4g 2a 6pt +11 10 games bronze
    Martinsen 0g 6a 6pt -1 7games
    Strome 1g 4a 5pt -1 10 games silver
    Kahun 1g 4a 5pt -1 8games
    Gus 2g 2a 4pt +5 8 games
    Kurashev 1g 3a 4pt +4 8games
    Kruger 2g 1a 3pt -3 8games
    Jokiharju 0g 3a 3pt +1 10 games gold
    From 0g oa opt -2 4games

    Lankinen 1.50 gaa .942 sv% 7w 1l

    Congratulations to Memorial Cup champs Ryoun-Noranda ( Q league)
    Blackhawks
    Entwistle 1g 4a 5pt +/- 0 4games lost in semi
    Ryczek 1g 1a 2pt +2 4 games lost in final

    Gravel 237 mins 2,78 gaa .918 sv 2w 2l lost in final

    If anybody has questions on Gravel his play in playoffs and Memorial Cup shows geeat promise. Exceptional glove, southpaw, needs some time to develop but could be a good one.

  18. Thanks for the scouting report on Gravel – suddenly with him and Lankinen and Delia the Hawks have a chance at developing a number 1

    Lankinen is 24 years old I think – same as Delia – wonder if he gets a look next year – you’d have to think so when there’s an injury or maybe he battles Delia for the back up job

  19. Thanks, Ian, for putting this together for us. Kubalik and Anisimov had a tremendous +/-. Lakinen, just amazing! Our G situation may be looking better sooner than later.

  20. How many players did we have to very well in world juniors, juniors regular, and worlds tournaments. Seems like lots and lots for Blackhawks are coming that will make us stacked again. Not 2010 stacked, loaded with more balance of good players.

  21. BOS infidelity doesnt deserve to win after getting away with stuff this game against STL. Charging and slash broken stick already on penalty. They let them get away with everything.

    Since I stated BOS has won the Cup and that was it, when they beat CLB to tie it 2-2 and go ahead 3 games to 2, there.

    BOS hasnt lost a game since.

    I also stated then CAR wouldnt win a game and they didnt.

    BOS is on pace to win 11 games in a row. They won the Cup when they beat CLB in game 4 and 5 then.

    Not saying I predicted this or anything just that, this Cup was handed to them on a platter with all the top teams getting beat in 1st round. and not even the refs let STL have any oppertunity on PP, after they were up 2-1, until BOS had tied it and had the lead. Then even so, refs couldnt call that slash/broken stick for an automatic 5on3, for STL to tie game.

    BOS won the Cup when they beat CLB in game 4 and 5. It was over then.

  22. 2nd city has Turcotte as the pick.

    Why does Button and Mckenzie, smart people have him at 7th?
    Draft rankings
    NHL Central Scouting (NHL): No. 4 North American skater
    Corey Pronman (The Athletic): No. 3
    Scott Wheeler (The Athletic): No. 3
    Craig Button (TSN): No. 8
    Bob McKenzie (TSN): No. 7

    Seems like these people are making mocklists based on what teams they like, like putting Turcotte lower so we pick someone else and he goes to LA.

  23. Anyways does everyone still think Byram and Turcotte are the clear choices.

    We could have a very deep, quality deep of FW we pick Turcotte, with all these good depth players we already have coming.

    19 88 20 12 17 Turcotte
    Kabalik Kurachev Kahun
    Barratt Kampf Caggiula

    Who else would get into that lineup. Thats pretty deep.

  24. Morrison, “BOS infidelity doesnt deserve to win after getting away with stuff…” – so, does that mean you’re overlooking the cheapshit acts of Sundqvist, Edmondson, and Perron? I have to believe that you didn’t miss them.

  25. Morrison, “Anyways does everyone still think Byram and Turcotte are the clear choices.” – I like Dylan Cozens. Unless the Rangers take Byram, then it’s Kakko.

  26. Didnt see whole game. I am against every dirty cheap shot.

    I was more referring to those uncalled, blatant ones that I saw that was the difference of the game.

  27. The league should make the refs call those thing against both teams, who ever does it. Not let get away with.

    You do not always score on 5on3 but do a lot and that would tie game. Every hit/dirty cheap uncalled would only be 2 min and prob/might not score/who knows on that.

    But 5on3 would tie game. That could be difference in the finals right there. No slash break stick 5on3 noncall.

    Now watch BOS win every game.

  28. I would much rather talk about the future of the NHL and the Blackhawks being one of the best teams in 2 yrs.

    Who we draft and ufas/trades with our 20/21m in cap space. Yea, some of that is for 12 17 unless 7 and 15 and 50 are not on 23man at some point.

    I like Cozens to.

    As soon as this waterdowned league 4 yrs are over, in a wk and a half. Then good Hockey is back. There will be more top 5 teams again and hopfully officiating is better then these recent few yrs.

    It starts with this draft, the new NHL, for the future 10 yrs.

  29. Mo, I believe Byram and Turcotte are the clear choices. I think Byram is the better choice between the two because it is harder to get a d-man of this quality than a center. The Hawks likely have one future first-pairing in their system (Boq) and a few second-pairing. Not enough to solve our D problem, and none of them are physical. Byram has checked every box and more as a 17-year old. Considered super-elite by nearly all reports.

    Turcotte has been amazing, especially since his injury and is looking like a future first-line C. More elite than Cozens and Dach.

    The Hawks have many needs, which can only be addressed one pick, trade, and signing at a time. Why not get the 3rd best player available, who most scouts agree is Byram. We’ve got COL to keep up with. Isn’t that hard enough?

  30. I read this and it follows what your saying. I agree with this to.

    Not going to get mad, and be very happy with Turcotte or maybe Cozens. Thinking is we pick Byram then hes a #1 Defensemen and were loaded at D once these get established. Thats what we need to win in the new NHL/the 10 coming yrs.

    I’d take Byram.
    Mainly because if we don’t, then Colorado picks next. A division rival with a top 3 of Byram, Cole Makar, and Tyson Barrie, along with Eric Johnson, Sam Girard and Conor Timmons is pretty scary (and impressive).
    If we do trade down (with LA or Det) and they take Byram, we get Turcotte or Cousins + whoever we get in the trade.
    If we do end up taking Byram, then a top 4 of him, Jokiharju, Boqvist, and Beaudin is pretty impressive too.
    In Stan we trust!

    Posted by KevinMilos on May 28, 2019 | 3:52 PM

  31. Same thinking, it blocks COL from having a better D then us and then we have the better D going forward.

    We have several good FW prospects coming that could be 2c or 3c with already having 17. We can use part of the 20/21m in cap space, 15, 7 and 50 caphits depending on what happens with those contracts in the 2 coming yrs. So even though we need to have 12 17 and others at higher caphits we have a lot of space when you add or keep 15/7/50.

    So we should be able to, caphit wise, add who we need to chisel out another Cup from what we have to work with and already have on deck.

  32. Interesting thought, and we won the 2nd pick we pick Kakko and might not get two top pair D guys for going forward. You have to trade a good amount to get a top pair D guy and they are prob north of 25-27.

    What a blessing that we won the draft lottery top 3 pick and not the 2nd pick. Now we can keep COL from having 3 really good young D and we can have 5 by keeping Mitch.

  33. Cant wait for the draft party. Just like the summer of 12 draft party. Its going to be a good one.

  34. Based on what I’ve sen and read I think Byram is the pick as well and for the same reasons os others have stated – it’s almost impossible to get a #1 D other than by drafting them

    It’s hard to get a top FW or centre as well but they do come up as UFA (Tavares for example or Panarin) but when do #1 D become available

    Erik Karlsson from a couple of years ago was obviously a #1 but with injury and age I don’t think he is anymore

    Get the #1 D – Byram – when he’s available unless you think he’s not a #1D but again the early evidence is that he can be that

  35. On a different topic – I notice Chara at 42 is still a relatively effective D man (and captain) so why was Seabrook not more effective at 33 (he turned 34 in April)

    They’re both big guys who are average skaters – admittedly Chara is a former Norris winner and a HOFer but still Seabs was an elite D man not that long ago

    Why can’t he adjust better to the new game – he’s 8 years younger than Chara

    Seabs’s positioning is still good so is it all about conditioning – that would be an obvious answer – he does seem to be huffing and puffing a lot something I don’t notice from Chara

  36. Nachos.

    When we have those Defensemen and Seabs is 3rd pair and we deep at D, he would look fine to?

  37. Cant see why Seabs cant be like a Soaps or Rozy. He should do the same training program Tazer did the last two summers.

  38. Wrap thats why i think Seabrook will on ltir before the end of his contract. Hard to believe all the games he has played, over 1000 regular season and another 100 playoff at his age, there aren’t legitimate health issues too. May even take a year or 2 of ir stints first where his playing time is diminished. Then a move like was done with Hossa after a year on ltir, with his salary insured for 100% guarantee if he is and caphit moved in 2 or 3 years to budget team. These young defencemen won’t need extensions before then so won’t be that hard to carry his hit for another year or 2.

  39. Yea were not spending the whole cap, now. We didnt last yr or yr before. Pay off those player bonuses and be on pace for that.

  40. Yeah Mo, actually some time on ir next couple of years would free up room for some younger guys to play, the big issue. Then in 3 or 4 years have his cap space for their extensions. Maybe have to use ltir space one year, then his nmc becomes modified last 2 years of contract and caphit can be moved without having the need to waive any clauses, when Boqvist and Byram if drafted need resigned.Time will tell i guess.

  41. Other then these couple yrs right now, which were not deep even though getting close to top 10 team maybe 2nd 40 games this 20 season. It should just work out like you said by the time the wave of young players are higher caphits.

  42. Toward the end of the 2018-2019 season, the old core of the Blackhawks was finally getting the hang of the first new system they had been forced to master in over a decade (a man-to-man system no less). Kane and Toews blended in. Keith followed. Give Seebs a little more time. It might not be as bad as it seems. He’s a past hero and a bit too young to be over-the-hill just yet.

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