New York Rangers Sign Forward To Multi-Year Deal

The New York Rangers have signed Anton Blidh, a 28-year-old Swedish forward, to a two-year, two-way contract extension.

Blidh, who joined the organization in March, showcased his skills with the Hartford Wolf Pack in the AHL, tallying 23 points in 53 games split between Hartford and the Colorado Eagles.

While he has limited NHL experience with 12 points in 84 games over seven years, Blidh's defensive prowess and penalty-killing ability make him a valuable addition to the Rangers' organizational depth.

Blidh's consistent performance in the AHL has earned him stability with the contract extension, allowing him to continue his career with the Rangers. The native of Molnlycke, Sweden, was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in 2013 and has since amassed 111 points in 331 AHL games.

His role within the Rangers is expected to be in the bottom-six forward group, providing depth and contributing occasional offensive production at the NHL level.

This signing comes after Blidh's recent success in the AHL playoffs, where he recorded 11 points in 17 regular-season games and contributed seven points in the Calder Cup Playoffs.

Despite his limited NHL opportunities thus far, the Rangers and General Manager Chris Drury clearly see value in Blidh's defensive skills, penalty-killing ability, and potential contributions to the team's lineup. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports