|(above) Rhatt Rakhshani will play in Sweden next season|
HV71 of Sweden's top league announced Tuesday that it has signed Rakhshani to a one-year contract.
The New York Islanders will retain NHL rights to the right winger, who would have become a restricted free agent July 1.
In just two full seasons with Bridgeport -- and in neither did he actually play a full season, limited to 66 games two years ago by call-up and injury, and 49 games last year to knee and head injuries --Rakhshani is still the team's 10th all-time leading scorer. He had 20 goals and 29 assists last year in 49 games after scoring a rookie-record 62 points the year before.