According to a Swedish report, the Vegas Golden Knights are in the running to sign 24-year-old forward Mathias Brome when his season ends in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).
Brome is a left-handed winger (6’0″, 183) who has scored 15 goals and tallied 38 points in 52 games with Mora IK. Those 52 points rank him 18th in the league in scoring.
He’s been described as a strong two-way player that has good skating ability and great instincts. Brome is a late bloomer who did not garner much interest from the NHL as a teenager or even in his early 20s. However, his game improved since his team in Sweden was promoted to the SHL two seasons ago.
That team may end up finding itself relegated, so Brome will likely be on the move either to North America or to another team in the SHL.
His contract in Sweden ends at the conclusion of the SHL season in early May which means if George McPhee is indeed interested he would be an early summer signing.
Brome would probably not project to make the Golden Knights roster next season, but as a late-blooming 25-year-old who has yet to try his hand in North America, he’s certainly worth the flier.