Swedish Goaltender Joins Phantoms After 5 Seasons in SHL
Lehigh Valley, Pa. – The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that goaltender Felix Sandstrom has been assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms from his HV71 Club in Sweden.
Sandstrom, 22, has spent the last five seasons in the Swedish Hockey League spending time with Brynas IF from 2014-2017 and then playing 2017-19 with HV71. This past season Sandtrom appeared in 19 games for HV71 going 10-8 with a 2.16 goals-against average and 0.910 save percentage.
A native of Gavle, Sweden, Sandstrom was drafted in the third round (#70) of the 2015 NHL Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. Sandtrom was the starting netminder for Sweden in the 2016-17 World Junior Championships. He led Sweden to a place finish with a 5-1-1 record and was named the WJC Best Goaltender, beating out Flyers goalie Carter Hart. Sandstrom signed his three-year, entry-level contract with the Flyers on March 27, 2018.
The Phantoms will be back at PPL Center for their 2018-19 regular season finale on April 13 at 7:05. It is Fan Appreciation Night and there will be tons of prizes up for grabs to thank you for your support all season! Tickets are still available HERE.