According to reports in Sweden, the Blackhawks have invited 22-year-old center Anton Bengtsson to the team’s rookie camp next week.
Bengtsson scored 13 goals and was credited with six assists in 52 games for HV71 Jonkoping last season, where he was a teammate of former Blackhawks defenseman Chris Campoli. He is listed at 6-0 and 176 pounds, and is the cousin of Rangers forward Jesper Fasth.
Citing Bengtsson’s agent, the story indicates he had multiple offers for rookie camps this summer and chose the Blackhawks.
The Hawks have also reportedly invited Vaxjo goalkeeper Stefan Steen. Steen, 22, was a teammate of former NHL forward Jeff Tambellini last season.