Highly skilled goaltender with impressive fundamentals. Can become every day NHL’er with the proper coaching and training.
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July 2018 – It’s in the books, Felix Sandstrom has signed an entry-level deal with the Philadelphia Flyers. Even so, he will look to continue making noise for HV71 of the SHL this coming season given how crowded the LeHigh Valley projects to be this year. He still flies, no pun intended, under the radar to many due to his history of injuries that caused his draft stock to fall back in 2015 when he was selected after more touted goalies such as Samsonov and Blackwood. He has upside, and could provide a decent in-house solution in the event Carter Hart’s development does not progress as hoped. Edric Joseph
February 2017 – Still working on staying healthy, Felix Sandstrom continues to tease his unpolished yet intriguing skill-set for Brynas of the SHL. His game is on the rise although in the meantime he benefits from the team in front of him by virtue of the fewer scoring chances that his team gives up. Sandstrom has NHL starter upside in the long-term but will need to be able to handle more of a workload before it makes sense for him to report for AHL or NHL duty. Edric Joseph
July 2016 – Sandstrom had a very strong draft+1 season, surprising many and earning the back-up role on a deceptively strong Brynas club in the SHL. In doing so, the 6’2 netminder produced a 10-12-2 record with a 2.61 GAA and .904 save percentage. He also suited up in three WJC games, two of which he was stellar before giving up eight in a blow-out loss to Team USA. Sanderstrom remains a raw talent that will need many more years of seasoning before becoming fantasy relevent, however he has the foundation of a player who could end up being a starter in Philidelphia one day. Cam Robinson
June 2015 – Felix was one of two goaltenders taken in the third round by the Flyers, roughly where he was expected. He has a lot of work to do, but his early numbers in Sweden are mighty impressive. He is unlikely to make a fantasy impact for another six years or so, so be prepared to wait if you draft him. Austin Wallace
June 2015 – Sandström has been tabbed as the number three overall European goaltender by NHL Central Scouting and is the top overall goaltender from Sweden in the upcoming 2015 NHL Draft. The 18-year-old netminder is known to be hot and cold at times and can sometimes become a little too zealous while playing the puck. Otherwise, his reflexes and impressive lateral movements allow him to pounce on loose pucks and squash second attempts. While projected to go in the third round or so, he has the skill to become a successful NHL’er. Zach Hopkins