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Flyers sign Swedish forward Oscar Eklind to entry-level contract

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The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that they have signed forward Oscar Eklind to a one-year, entry-level contract. The contract is valid for 2024-25 and carries an average annual value of $950,000.

Eklind, a left wing, spent the 2023-24 campaign with Luleå HF of the Swedish Hockey League, posting 17 goals and 11 assists for 28 points in 48 games. It was the best offensive season in the SHL in the 25-year-old’s young career.

Luleå, captained by former Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson, recently bowed out to Växjö in the quarterfinals of the SHL Playoffs in a four-game sweep after defeating Örebro HK in the play-in round. Eklind was held scoreless in seven games across both series.

Before joining Luleå, Eklind played in the SHL with Mälmo and Brynäs IF. He has appeared in 160 total contests in Sweden’s top league, notching 30 goals and 28 assists for 58 points across parts of five seasons.

Eklind has also played in HockeyAllsvanskan, Sweden’s second-tier league, for IK Pantern and Mora IK after playing through the ranks of Malmö’s junior program.

The 6’4”, 220-pound winger will bring more size to the Flyers and hopefully be a positive addition to the organization.

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