General manager Ron Hextall announced the team has signed defenseman Jesper Pettersson, the 198th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, to an entry-level contract. Pettersson, who turns 20 on Wednesday, is AHL-eligible this season and spent the last two seasons playing in the Swedish Elite League.
Playing for the Phantoms will give Pettersson the opportunity to hone his game while playing in North America. Due to his age, Pettersson is obviously more advanced than some other Flyers draft picks.
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