The Flyers announced they have signed goaltender Felix Sandstrom to an entry-level contract. Sandstrom was selected 70th overall by the Flyers in the third round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Sandstrom had previously been playing with Brynas and HV71 in the Swedish Hockey League. An abdominal injury limited him to just 11 appearances this season, where he posted a 5-5-1 record with a 2.78 goals-against average and .904 save percentage. The 21-year-old helped Brynas reach the SHL Finals last season, appearing in 13 playoff games and posting a 6-4 record.
The Swedish youngster made his mark at the 2017 World Junior Championships, finishing 4-2-0 with a 2.17 GAA and .915 save percentage and being named Best Goaltender of the Tournament by the IIHF.
Flyers prospect Felix Sandström with an insane pad save pic.twitter.com/4SByiOtjf9
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) December 26, 2016
Flyers prospect Felix Sandstrom absolutely robs Tyson Jost pic.twitter.com/2Xgnlh84wM
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) January 5, 2017
Sandstrom is still under contract with HV71 for next season. The signing was likely done to prevent the risk of losing his rights next summer. He could return to HV71 in the SHL or be part of the goaltending tandem in Lehigh Valley (AHL) in 2018-19.