— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) July 6, 2015
If you’re looking for goalie bets, Nilsson is a nice one. He has been very strong in the KHL during the last two seasons and had been looking at a return to North America.
- Nilsson: “I have done for three years in the AHL and I do not think it would be good for my development to play a fourth year in the AHL, That’s what I’ve said to them, since we have not started to go into contract negotiations.”
Looks like he’s interested in an NHL option. Unproven but a nice resume. Suspect the ‘Hawks, who acquired him in the Nick Leddy trade (from NYI), had no plans for him. Best of luck, Liam Coughlin.
Nilsson went 20-9-8 with a .936 save percentage and 1.71 GAA in 38 regular season games for Kazan Ak-Bars of the KHL last season.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) July 6, 2015
He’s not signed, so no update of the 50-man. Fascinating turn, didn’t expect a goalie of this type (lack of experience in the NHL, coming from outside the league) as the addition. Another shoe to drop?
Bruins had talked to Blackhawks about Nilsson leading up to July 1 https://t.co/EJWWSWguZx
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) July 6, 2015
Nilsson is 6-5 & 225+. Came to Chicago from NYI w/ Ville Pokka & T.J. Brennan in exchange for Nick Leddy & Kent Simpson on October 4, 2014
— Chris Wescott (@TheChrisWescott) July 6, 2015