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Flyers sign defenseman Christian Folin to one-year contract

Right-handed shot inks deal to join Flyers blueline for 2018-19 season

by @NHLFlyers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have signed defenseman, Christian Folin, to a one-year contract for the 2018-19 season, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

The 27-year-old Folin spent the 2017-18 season with the Los Angeles Kings where he posted 13 points (3g-10a) in 65 games.

Below are additional news & notes on Folin's career:



PREVIOUS TEAM: Los Angeles Kings

DRAFTED: Undrafted, signed as college free agent in 2014

AGE: 27

BORN: (02/09/1991) Gothenberg, Sweden

VITALS: 6'3", 204 pounds


* Following his collegiate career at UMASS-Lowell, Folin has posted 36 points (7g-29a), 80 penalty minutes, and a career plus-minus of +16 in 183 NHL games over the course of five seasons in the NHL.

* Along with his 13 points last season with the Kings, Folin led the team in average hits per game (2.6) and ranked third on Los Angeles in overall hits (167).

* He also averaged 15:35 of ice time, over 14 minutes of which came at even strength.

* Folin signed as a free agent out of college with the Minnesota Wild, where he spent his first full three seasons of his NHL career. He made his NHL debut at the end of the 2013-14 season where he added an assist in the game.

* He has also appeared in 41 games in the American Hockey League with the Iowa Wild, Minnesota's AHL affiliate, where he posted 17 points (6g-11a) in parts of two seasons.

* In two seasons UMass-Lowell, he posted 41 points (12g-29a) in 79 games while helping the team win its first regular-season Hockey East title, which was the first of back-to-back Hockey East Tournament championships.

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