BostonBruins.com - P.J. Axelsson is back with the Black & Gold. Though the 38-year-old will not be hitting the ice to skate through the spoked-B anytime soon (sorry, B’s fans), the former longtime Bruin has joined the organization as an amateur scout. GM Peter Chiarelli made the announcement on Tuesday, via an official team press release. Axelsson will be based out of Sweden and responsible for scouting European amateur prospects.
The native of Kungalv, Sweden announced his retirement from professional hockey this past spring on April 10, following three seasons with Frolunda HC in the Swedish Elite League from 2010-13. His tenure as a Bruin lasted 11 seasons from 1997-2009, when the defensive forward established himself among the Boston faithful as a selfless act on and off the ice. ‘Axie’ never played for another NHL team.
He earned 287 points off 103 goals and 184 assists over his 797 games in the spoked-B, and added 4-3=7 totals in 54 playoff games. But it was his demeanor and leadership off the ice that made him respected and appreciated around the locker room and by the fans.
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