Canucks Sign Tom Nilsson
by Mark Caswell, Jr.May 26, 2016
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenseman Tom Nilsson to a one-year two-way contract.
Nilsson, 22, appeared in 37 regular season games with Frolunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League this past season, where he registered seven points (1-6-7) and 34 penalty minutes. He also registered a goal and an assist (1-1-2) in seven playoff games. In 2014.15, the 6'0", 183-pound defenceman tallied six points (1-5-6) in 44 games as a member of the AHL Toronto Marlies.
A native of Tyreso, Sweden, Nilsson was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fourth round, 100th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.