It won’t be official until he signs his entry-level contract, but Linus Sandin has picked the Philadelphia Flyers.
We finally have some more Flyers news. It looks like SHL star Linus Sandin has decided to sign with the Flyers. He reportedly had multiple NHL options on the table but has picked Philadelphia as his destination.
If the name sounds familiar, that is because he is the older brother of current Leafs defensemen, Rasmus Sandin. Rasmus was drafted by the Leafs in 2018, making his debut in the AHL that season. His NHL debut came this season.
For Linus, he has spent his entire hockey career thus far playing in Sweden. He spent a lot of his early career playing for Modo Hockey’s J18 and J20 teams. Sandin made his debut in the SHL for the 2017-18 season. He didn’t make much of a mark that year, posting three goals and four assists for Rogle BK.
The following season was much better for Sandin. For Rogle BK, he collected 16 goals and posted 23 posts. He also made his international debut for Sweden. In eight games, he scored three goals.
On a new team this past season, Sandin was one of the best players in the entire SHL. Hitting double-digit assists for the first time, he finished with 19 goals and 17 assists. He was second on HV71 in points. His 19 goals did lead the team.
Sandin was tied for third in the entire SHL in goals. He was by himself for 12th in the league in points as five players above him were tied at 11th.
With the NHL still needing to finalize the international transfer agreement, the deal cannot be made official just yet. But all signs point to Sandin coming over to the NHL for next season. And that will be with the Philadelphia Flyers.