On Thursday the Blackhawks announced a one-year deal with Swedish forward Jacob Nilsson.
For the last three seasons Nilsson played for Mora IK. The Blackhawks had pretty good intel on the forward; during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, current Rockford IceHogs head coach Jeremy Colliton coached Nilsson in Sweden. With Colliton as his coach, Nilsson set a career high with 20 goals in 46 games 2016-17. Nilsson made the jump from the Allsvenskan to the SHL and was limited to 18 points in 40 games this past season.
Nilsson, 24, is listed at 5-11 and 179 pounds.