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Flyers sign RW Maksim Sushko to Entry Level Contract

Club's 2017 Fourth Round Draft pick inks contract to begin next season

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have signed RW Maksim Sushko, the club's Fourth Round Pick (107th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, to an entry-level contract to begin 2018-19 season, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Below are news & notes on Sushko:

MAKSIM SUSHKO (MAK-sihm SOOSH-koh)

POSITION: Right Wing

DRAFTED: 4th Round, 107th overall (2017)

TEAM/LEAGUE: Owen Sound Attack - OHL (Ontario Hockey League)

AGE: 18 (2-10-1999)

BORN: Brest, Belarus

VITALS: 6'0", 181 pounds

  •  Appeared on the world stage in his first World Junior tournament this season for Belarus and was named the team's captain... He averaged over a point per-game with eight points (2g-6a) in six games… He averaged nearly 24 minutes of TOI (23:56), leading all Belarus forwards.
  • Sushko has tallied 30 goals and 25 assists for 55 points in 57 games, all of which are new career highs in his second season playing junior hockey.
  • He is tied for second on the team with his 30 goals, while leading Owen Sound with five game-winning goals.
  • He leads the entire OHL in shorthanded goals (6) which is also tied for the lead among all three Canadian Hockey Leagues (WHL & QMJHL).
  • In his first season, he helped lead Owen Sound to the Conference Finals, where he recorded 11 points (3g-5a) and a plus-5 rating in 17 playoff games.
  • Appeared in the Flyers-Islanders rookie game at the Wells Fargo Center, where he played wing on a line with Nolan Patrick and Connor Bunnaman.
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