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Flyers sign D Pettersson to entry-level contract

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have agreed to an entry-level contract with 2014 Draft pick Jesper Pettersson, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Pettersson, 19 (7/16/94) was selected by the Flyers in the seventh round (198th overall) of this year's NHL Entry Draft on June 28 in Philadelphia.

He joins 28 other prospects at the Flyers practice facility this week as they go through the club's annual Development Camp.

The 5-9, 187-lb defenseman played the last two seasons in the Swedish Hockey League with Linkoping, appearing in a total of 62 games, while also representing Sweden at the 2014 World Junior Championships, winning a silver medal.

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