Flyers Assign Rookie Goaltender to Reading
October 7, 2019
Lehigh Valley, Pa. – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced today that goaltender Felix Sandstrom has been reassigned from the Phantoms to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.
Sandstrom, 22, is in his first full season in North America after spending 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 he appeared in 19 games for HV71 going 10-8 with a 2.16 goals-against average and 0.910 save percentage. Sandstrom appeared in one game for Lehigh Valley at the end of last season, making 40 saves in a win against the Providence Bruins.
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 hit the ice once again this weekend for a pair of home games against Pennsylvania rivals, starting Friday Night against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and concluding Saturday against the Hershey Bears. Tickets for Friday night are available HERE and for Saturday HERE.
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