Red Wings Land Mathias Bromé From SHL

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As other teams in the NHL have been signing international players, the Detroit Red Wings have made a splash by signing Swedish winger Mathias Bromé.

The 25-year-old from Örby, Sweden has agreed to a one-year contract with the Red Wings. It’s a two-way deal.

Other teams interested in signing Bromé included the Vancouver Canucks and Washington Capitals.

Bromé, who last played in the Swedish Hockey League for Örebro HK, was undrafted coming out of the Swedish junior league, J20 Superelit. He would go on to play in the Swedish second league, Allsvenskan, for both VIK Västerås HK and Asplöven HC before moving on to play for Mora IK in 2016-17.

The 6’0″, 183-pound forward would lead Mora IK in scoring with 18 goals and 31 assists in 51 games. Mora would finish with the best record in the league. They were promoted to the top flight for the first time since 2007-08. Bromé would spend 2 more seasons with Mora before leaving for Örebro for the 2019-20 season.

This would be his best season in the SHL, as he finished sixth in the league in scoring. He had 17 goals and 26 assists in 52 games to lead Örebro to the playoffs. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the SHL playoffs were cancelled.

The signing comes for a Red Wings team that was dead-last in goals scored before the league suspension. It also comes at a time where GM Steve Yzerman has just six NHL forwards under contract for 2020-21. The Wings were a league-worst 17-49-5 and had already clinched the worst record when the season ended.

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Riley McPherson is a 27-year-old writer from Southwest Michigan. She won 3 Student MAB awards while attending Grand Valley State University as both a radio broadcaster and sports anchor. She is a fan of Detroit sports, the University of Michigan and is a big Premier League and Aussie Rules football fanatic. She also hosts her own Michigan sports podcast called Great Lakes Sports Takes.