The New York Islanders announced today that Linus Soderstrom has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level deal.
Soderstrom, 20, backstopped HV71 to the 2017 Swedish Hockey League Championship, starting all 16 playoff games and posting a 12-4 record with a 2.11 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage. In 22 regular-season games, the Stockholm, Sweden, native posted a 1.34 goals-against average with a .943 save percentage. The SHL rookie posted the best goals-against average in the league.
The Islanders drafted Soderstrom in the fourth round (95th overall) of the 2014 National Hockey League Draft.
On the international stage, Soderstrom represented Sweden at the 2015 and 2016 World Junior Championships, as well as the 2014 Under-18 World Championshps. He was named the tournament's best goaltender in 2016, posting the top goals-against average (1.42) and save percentage (.947).