The Atlanta Thrashers have officially announced the signing of unrestricted free agent forward Fredrik Modin.
Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“I know Fredrik well from our time in Tampa and he is an experienced and talented veteran who is tremendously respected in the locker room,” said General Manager Rick Dudle. “He's won a Stanley Cup, along with an Olympic Gold Medal, and possesses that winning mentality we are looking for.”
The 35-year-old native of Sundsvall, Sweden posted 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 44 games, while splitting time between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Los Angeles Kings last season. The 6-4, 220-pound left wing also added four points (three goals, one assist) in six playoff games with the Kings.
A third round pick, 64th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Modin has recorded 454 points (225 goals, 227 assists) in 858 career games over 13 seasons with Toronto, Tampa Bay, Columbus and Los Angeles. Modin scored a career-high 32 goals during the 2000-01 season and topped the 30-goal mark for the second time in his career in 2005-06. He helped the Lightning capture the 2004 Stanley Cup.
He captured a silver medal at the 1994 World Junior Championships, a gold at the 1998 World Championships and a bronze at the 2001 World Championships. Modin also helped Sweden to a gold medal finish at the 2006 Olympics in Torino.