Flyers Sign Goalie Samuel Ersson to a 3-Year ELC
The goalie factory that is the Philadelphia Flyers just keeps on going. Earlier today, Flyers public relations announced that they have inked Brynas (SHL) goaltender and prospect Samuel Ersson to a three year entry level deal.
Flyers sign goalie prospect— Bill Meltzer (@billmeltzer) June 3, 2021
Samuel Ersson to an ELC. A couple months ago, Brent Flahr said it was TBD if Ersson would play one more SHL season or compete for an AHL spot next season.
Ersson has been a pleasant surprise since being drafted in the fifth-round in 2018 by general manager Ron Hextall, recording a .911 save percentage, 2.96 GAA, 3 shutouts, amounting to a 15-25-2 record with the professional club. Those are impressive statistics for a kid playing against grown men every game, especially playing on a losing team. The contract itself is a standard three year, 925k entry-level deal as Ersson tries to find his game on North American ice starting next season.
Personally I’m very excited to see what Ersson has in store for next season/training camp, he dominated the 2018 World Junior Championships posting a .922 save percentage, 2.23 GAA, and a 3-1-0 record. Let’s keep this factory going.
Cam York also won the Vic Heyliger award, presented to the most outstanding defenseman in the Michigan Hockey program. This was an obvious layup of an award for York as he’s now going to battle for a starting role on the Philadelphia Flyers next season.
Still lookin’ at ya, Chuck.
Mandatory Credit: The Athletic