The reputation of Sweden West continues to grow as the Nashville Predators ink 2014 fourth round pick Viktor Arvidsson to a three-year entry-level deal.
The Skellefteå, Sweden native finished ninth in Swedish Hockey League scoring last year with 40 points in 50 games. He also helped his Skellefteå AIK club win back-to-back SHL championships as he posted 16 points in 14 games this past post season, third best among all players.
He even caught the eye of the hockey world during development camp when he put on a show during the scrimmage shootout.
He’s undersized at just 5’9″ but for Arvidsson, the skill is there. Can he be the same productive player on the smaller North American ice? The Predators will find out come October.
The addition of Arvidsson gives the Nashville organization their ninth Swede slated to play in North America this coming season. Mattias Ekholm, Filip Forsberg, Magnus Hellberg, Calle Jarnkrok, Johan Alm, Pontus Aberg, Patrick Cehlin and Viktor Stalberg are the ot...