Sunday: The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi reports that Hogberg’s contract is a two-year, entry-level contract and has an AAV of $925K.
Saturday: The Philadelphia Flyers announced they have signed defenseman Linus Hogberg to an entry-level contract, which will take effect in the 2020-21 season. Hogberg was a fifth-round pick in the 2016 draft.
Hogberg should give a Flyers a veteran prospect as the 21-year-old has already played four full seasons in the SHL and the 2019-20 season saw Hogberg take a significant step in his development. The blueliner scored a career-high five goals and 14 points this year with Vaxjo and looks ready to take the next step and come to North America, where he likely will step into a role with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL. The blueliner still needs to put on some weight as he currently weighs in at 176 pounds, but is considered a solid puck-moving defensive player.
For the Flyers, the team only had a few days to make a decision on him. Hogberg was just one of many drafted defensive players over the years under Ron Hextall, and should only add to the team’s defensive depth. The team still has one player whose rights will expire on Monday in David Bernhardt.