According to the Flyers official Twitter account, forward Oskar Lindblom has signed a three year deal worth nine million dollars, three million annually.
Lindblom was set to be a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Entering the third year of his entry-level contract, Lindblom was set to break out after finding himself almost “out of favor” with the Hakstol regime. In 30 games this season, Lindblom notched 11 goals and seven assitsts. Lindblom’s season was cut short due to his Ewing’s Sarcoma diagnosis.
About seven months later, Lindblom got to ring the bell after finishing his cancer treatments at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.
Not shortly after ringing the bell after his last treatment, Lindblom was nominated as one of the three finalists for the Bill Masterton Trophy, awarded to the NHL player who best exemplifies the quality of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.
It’s been a whirlwind year for the 23 year old Swede. Lindblom now finds himself as part of a core that is locked up for a few more years with the Philadelphia Flyers. It’s great to see Lindblom rewarded here, and if continues along his trajectory before his season was cut short, we could see some very exciting hockey from Lindblom in those three years.
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