New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Malte Strömwall.
Strömwall, 21, skated in 49 games with AIK of Allsvenskan in Sweden this season, registering 25 goals and 17 assists for 42 points, along with a plus-two rating and 26 penalty minutes. Strömwall ranked second in the league in goals and tied for seventh in the league in points this season. In addition, he led all players 22 years old or younger in Allsvenskan in both goals and points in 2015-16. Strömwall, along with current Rangers prospect Robin Kovacs, helped AIK win the league championship in Allsvenskan.
The 6-0, 185-pounder has played parts of the last three seasons with several teams in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) and Allsvenskan. Strömwall has skated in 87 career SHL games, recording nine goals and five assists for 14 points. In addition, he has tallied 46 points (27 goals, 19 assists) in 55 career games in Allsvenskan.
Prior to playing professional hockey in Sweden, Strömwall played two seasons of junior hockey with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The Luleå, Sweden native skated in 130 regular season games with the Americans during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, registering 32 goals and 61 assists for 93 points, along with a plus-nine rating and 69 penalty minutes. In addition, Strömwall tallied 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 20 WHL playoff games.