Calgary Flames sign William Stromgren to three-year entry-level contract

The Calgary Flames have signed winger William Stromgren to a three-year entry level contract.

With the signing, Stromgren has also accepted an amateur tryout and will report to Flames AHL affiliate Calgary Wranglers on Thursday.

There are currently no details on the specifics of the deal apart from the duration. With Stromgren reporting to the Wranglers on an ATO, his ELC won’t go into effect until the start of next season and will run through 2025-26.

Stromgren leaves the SHL, where he has three goals, five assists and eight points in 45 games for Brynas IF Gavle, as well as one assist in five games in the best-of-seven relegation series against the Malmo Redhawks, which Brynas lost 4-1 and was relegated to HockeyAllsvenskan. He also had one assist in seven games for Sweden at the 2023 World Juniors.

Stromgren was also on loan at Rogle BK J20 where he scored a hat-trick in one game, and he also had a game with Brynas IF J20, where he had one goal and two assists.

Stromgren was the Flames’ second-round pick in the 2021 draft, selected 45th overall. He had spent his draft year with MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik in the Swedish 1st division league, where he had three goals, six assists and nine points in 27 games, as well as 14 games in the Swedish junior league where he had 10 goals, 8 passes. , and 18 points. He followed that up with six games for Rogle BK Angleholm in 2021-22, where he had zero points, and 44 games for Rogle BK J20 where he had 13 goals, 23 assists and 36 points.

Daily Faceoff prospects expert Steven Ellis had this to say about Stromgren:

« Stromgren is a fast skater and has a nice 6-foot-3 frame. He sees the ice well and if he manages to get ahead of his teammates, he always finds a way to make things happen. He plans to be a hard-working final six striker.”

Stromgren is Calgary’s second Collegiate/European signing at this point in the season where the Collegiate and European teams are done for the year, also signing Matthew Coronato on Sunday. They still have seven players on their roster that they need to sign by June 1 or August 15 before losing the rights to those players.

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