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Bruins Sign 2017 Draft Pick Victor Berglund To Entry-Level Deal

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Victor Berglund

Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney is officially putting a bow on the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. On Wednesday, it was announced that the Bruins signed defenseman Victor Berglund to three-year, entry-level contract. The Bruins used a seventh-round pick, 195th overall, on Berglund in 2017.

Victor Berglund has played each of the last four seasons with MODO in Sweden. He played in 52 games with the club in 2019-20, scoring 22 points (10 g, 12 a) and registering a +18 rating. All numbers were career-highs for the native of Ornskoldsvik, Sweden.

Overall, over the course of the last four seasons, Berglund has played in 151 games with MODO. Over that span, he scored 15 goals and added 43 assists.

Berglund is a right-shot defenseman who will likely head to Providence next season. it won’t be his first venture to the minors. Berglund played in four games with the Providence Bruins in 2018-19, scoring two points (1 g, 1 a).

Urho Vaakanainen (18th overall) and Jack Studnicka (53rd overall), are already with AHL Providence. Fourth-round pick (111th overall) Jeremy Swayman signed his entry-level deal earlier this spring. The Bruins elected not to sign sixth-round pick Cedric Pare (173rd overall) and seventh-round selection Daniel Bukac (204th overall) when their rights expired.

Alex is a 2016 graduate of Springfield College who is currently a writer with Boston Hockey Now and The Oilers Rig. Outside of writing, you can find Alex in rinks around New England as the Play-by-Play voice of the USPHL’s Boston Junior Bruins. In addition, he does broadcasting work for Northeastern University, Holy Cross And UMass-Lowell. Reach him on Twitter: @Alex_Thomas14

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