The Philadelphia Flyers made a pretty significant signing recently when they signed Linus Sandin to a one year entry level contract.
Sandin might not exactly be a household name in Philly but he's the older brother of Toronto Maple Leafs young defenseman Rasmus Sandin.
He's been playing over in Europe and seems to be a lock to make the Flyers next year.
Flyers assistant general manager Brent Flahr gave some details on the signing and the player.
“Well, I think he was a late bloomer,” Flahr said. “If you look at his stats, he played (on) good junior teams and it wasn’t like (NHL) teams lacked viewings of him, but he was there and he was a decent player and he just was one of those kids that took a little bit of time at each level to adjust, and find this game, find confidence.”
“He scored some goals over there this year, which is great, but at the same time, he’s a pretty useful all-around player,” Flahr said. “Defensively, he’s solid, he’s competitive, he goes to the hard areas. He does a lot of little things that you appreciate as a scout, and I’m hoping coaches over here will appreciate (them) as well.”
He's a versatile player that seems head coach Alain Vigneault will be able to use almost every where.
“If you asked our guys (in our organization), you hope he can cap out to be a third-liner, (a) bottom-six guy,” Flahr said. “He’s useful. He can play either side (left wing or right wing). He can play defensive situations. He’s shown that he can chip in offensively (and) score some goals. So you hopefully can turn him into a complementary piece (who can) help a line.”