Flyers Re-Sign RFA Forward To Two-Year Deal

The Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed a former sixth-round draft pick who has turned himself into a rising prospect over the past two seasons. 

23-year-old Swedish winger Olle Lycksell agreed to a two-year, two-way contract worth $1.575M, a $787,500 AAV, just a tad over the minimum. He was a restricted free agent.

In 2021-22, on loan from the Flyers, he tallied 34 points in 47 games for the Vaxjo Lakers HC of the SHL, then followed up in North America this past season with an even stronger and more exciting performance, registering 45 points in 53 games for Lehigh Valley of the AHL. Not bad for a 6th-round pick. 

The left-shot winger also got into eight games for the Flyers, registering one assist, and splitting his time between left and right wing.

A strong skater and shooter, he can also play a physical game. Whether there'll be an opening on the NHL roster out of camp this fall remains to be seen, but Lycksell has nevertheless put himself in the picture to at least contend for a spot in Philly. 

He was drafted 168th overall by the Flyers in the 2017 NHL Draft. 

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