The Montreal Canadiens signed Lukas Vejdemo to a one-year, two-way deal on Friday and now the team announced they are loaning him to Sodertalje SK in the Allsvenskan to get playing time and work on his game. The 24-year-old is still expected to report to training camp for the 2020-21 season.
Vejdemo finally broke into the NHL this season, playing seven games and scoring one goal. However, he has spent most of his two years in North America with the Laval Rocket of the AHL. He had 13 goals and 29 points in 66 games last season and followed that up with nine goals and 19 points in 47 games this past year with Laval. Before that, the forward spent three years in the SHL and has never played in the Allsvenskan’s men’s league before.
This is the second player that the Canadiens have sent to Europe to work on their game while the NHL’s 2020-21 start isn’t expected to begin until December, at the earliest. The team sent defenseman Otto Leskinen to KalPa Kuopio of the Liiga last month.