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Linus Söderström

Linus Söderström (born 23 August 1996) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently under contract as a prospect to the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Linus Söderström
Born (1996-08-23) 23 August 1996 (age 23)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
New York Islanders
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
HV71
NHL Draft 95th overall, 2014
New York Islanders
Playing career 2014–present

Playing careerEdit

Söderström was contracted by Djurgårdens IF in his native Sweden, playing at the J20 SuperElit level when he was selected by the New York Islanders in the 4th round (95th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

After loan assignments in the HockeyAllsvenskan with Södertälje SK, Almtuna IS and HC Vita Hästen, Söderström left Djurgårdens IF without a senior appearance, agreeing to a one-year deal with HV71 on April 11, 2016.[2] Söderström made his SHL debut on October 1, 2016, making 30 saves on 31 shots in a game against Skellefteå AIK.[3]

On May 11, 2017, Söderström was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the New York Islanders.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Söderström was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at the age of 7.[5]

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
SHL
Best GAA (1.34) 2017
Le Mat Trophy (HV71) 2017 [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Islanders select G Soderstrom and Toews". lighthousehockey.com. 28 June 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Linus Soderstrom new goalkeeper in HV71". HV71. 11 April 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Statistik - SHL.se". Swedish Hockey League. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Soderstrom agrees to entry-level deal". New York Islanders. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Islanders goalie prospect Linus Soderstrom plays with Aspergers and ADHD". lighthousehockey.com. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  6. ^ "HV71 wins championship" (in Swedish). aftonbladet.se. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017.

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