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Instant analysis: Flyers sign Olle Lycksell to ELC

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According to CapFriendly, the Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Olle Lycksell to a two-year entry-level contract worth $875K AAV.

Lycksell was a sixth-round pick back in 2017 and is now 21 years old. He spent his 2020-21 campaign in the SHL, playing for Farjestad after a promotion from their junior squad Linkoping. He scored 21 (9 goals, 12 assists) points in 46 games while averaging 13:10 minutes per game.

Lycksell does still have a year left on his SHL contract, meaning that we could see him loaned back there to continue his development. We saw this a few months back when the Flyers loaned Michael Raffl to Austrian club Villacher SV in a bid to get fit before the season started. While the reasoning would be different, a lot of NHL teams have made regular use of European leagues to keep their prospects sharp in what has been a year like no other in terms of logistical difficulty.

It’s been a long time since Lycksell was drafted as a hotshot with a ton of potential. He wasn’t even 18 at the time of his Drafting and made the cut-off line by just 21 days. Since then, Lycksell has continued to marinate in Sweden with the hopes of making the jump to Philadelphia. This is, at the very least, a sign of continued belief in his growth.

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