Flyers Sign Goaltending Prospect To Contract

The Philadelphia Flyers have another important piece of business done, signing their 2023 second-round draft pick, goaltender Carson Bjarnason to an ELC.

Bjarnason signed his 3-year entry-level contract, and will return to junior for the 2023-24 season. 

The 18-year-old netminder was selected with the 51st pick in the Draft this past June, out of the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL. 

Bjarnason posted a .900 save percentage with the junior squad this past season, with a 3.08 GAA and three shutouts in 47 games. He was the fourth-highest goalie chosen in this year's draft. 

He helped Team Canada to a bronze medal at the 2023 U18 World Championship, going 4-2-0 in six games with a 3.51 GAA and one shutout.

At 6'3", his long legs are said to be his biggest weapon; he uses them well to stretch across the crease to cover any open real estate. 

With several prospects, including Ivan Fedotov and Samuel Ersson, ahead of him on the depth chart in the crease, it could be some time before he dons the Philly colors at the NHL level. 

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