Samuel Ersson signs two-year deal with Philadelphia Flyers


The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that goaltender Samuel Ersson has signed a two-year contract extension worth $1.45 million per season.

The 23-year-old split the last season between the NHL and AHL, putting up solid numbers with the Flyers. He had a 6-3-0 record with a shutout in 12 games, including six wins in his first seven games. Ersson spent most of the season with Lehigh Valley, going 24-17-1 with a shutout over 42 contests.

Drafted 143rd overall in 2018, Ersson quickly rose up the ranks to become one of the better goalies in the Flyers’ system. He only played five games in 2021-22, but his play in 2022-23 gave reason for hope, even if his surface-level stats weren’t great. The Swedish netminder faced a ton of shots on a normal basis, something that likely won’t change in 2023-24.

Ersson was Sweden’s goalie at the 2019 World Championship, going 3-1-0 with a .922 save percentage. Ersson has experience at other levels with Sweden, but has yet to take home a medal.

The Flyers have three other NHL goaltenders signed for 2023-24, with Carter Hart, Cal Petersen and Felix Sandstrom. Alekseki Kolosov, a 21-year-old out of Russia, is on a three-year entry-level contract, while Ivan Fedotov’s deal is still technically around for 2023-24. That could change based on an IIHF ruling on whether he should be forced back to the KHL or not.

Hart is set to become an RFA next year, while Sandstrom will become a UFA if not re-signed. Having Ersson around gives the team extra depth for the time being, but he could factor into the team’s long-term plans.


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