It was only a matter of time before Linus Sandin became the newest addition to the Philadelphia Flyers. The NHL extended Player Development Agreements for the 2020-2021 season, which practically was the green light required for the Flyers to sign Sandin. With player signings for European players pursuant to and in accordance with each of the Player Transfer Agreements effective immediately, we patiently waited for the confirmation of Sandin to Philadelphia.
At 6’1″ and 209lbs, the 23-year-old winger has the size comparable to Jakub Voracek. He does a lot of things right on the ice, consistently an asset with his team offense production. The Philadelphia Flyers add a scorer versus a playmaker with Sandin, who is coming off of his best season in the SHL.
While Linus Sandin tends to be a scorer rather than a playmaker, he brings a balanced style of offense to the Philadelphia Flyers. Last season, he played 51 games, scoring nineteen goals and notching seventeen assists. He’s improved exponentially in the +/- category. Most importantly, there is a high probability that Sandin makes his Flyers debut in 2020-2021. With the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, he’ll be battling against such players as David Kase, Wade Allison, and Maxim Sushko.
“Our scouting staff has done an excellent job identifying him as a player who can come into camp and compete for a spot on our team right away.”Chuck Fletcher; 4/29/2020
That is what Philadelphia Flyers General Manager, Chuck Fletcher, had to say about this signing. Linus Sandin spent his entire career in Sweden and the last three seasons in the SHL. Last season, he was third in the SHL in goals and second on his team in points. Combining what Fletcher sees in Sandin and his tendency to be a scorer, it’s worth getting excited about. Welcome to Philadelphia, Linus Sandin!
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