FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sunday, July 7, 2019
GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Victor Soderstrom to a three-year entry-level contract. As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"Victor is a highly skilled player and an elite prospect," said Chayka. "We are very pleased to get him signed and look forward to having him come to training camp and compete for a spot on our roster."
"I'm very excited to sign with the Coyotes," said Soderstrom. "It's a dream come true for me and my family. The Coyotes are a first-class organization and I look forward to playing for them in the future."
In 2018-19, the 6-foot, 183-pound Soderstrom registered 4-3-7 and 22 penalty minutes (PIM) in 44 games with Brynas IF (SHL) and recorded 1-7-8 and two PIM in 14 games with Brynas IF J20 (SuperElit). The 18-year-old defenseman collected the most points in the SHL by an U18 skater last season.
The Skutskar, Sweden native helped the Swedish U18 team win the gold medal at the 2019 World Junior Championship, skating in four games and recording an assist.
Soderstrom was drafted by the Coyotes in the first round (11th overall) in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.