The Philadelphia Flyers made sure that the Swedish forward Oskar Lindblom doesn’t hit the free market this year. The team announced on Thursday that Lindblom inked a three-year extension that will keep him with the organization through the 2022/23 NHL season.
Flyers’ general manager Chuck Fletcher revealed that Lindblom’s contract comes with a $3 million yearly salary and the total value of $9 million
The 23-year-old forward penned the new deal just weeks after finishing the treatment for a rare form of bone cancer.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Flyers for the next three seasons,” said in a statement. “The support that the organization, the fans, and the entire NHL has given me has been quite overwhelming. I can’t wait to get back skating with the boys and being the professional hockey player I know I can be. I want to thank the Flyers for giving me this opportunity, and I look forward to the day I’m back and contributing to the team’s success.”
Oskar Lindblom was in the midst of putting together a breakthrough season in 2019/20, scoring 11 goals and dishing seven assists in 30 games. Unfortunately, his run came to a stop in December, when he was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma. Lindblom wrapped up the treatment for the disease in early July and is reportedly cancer-free at the moment.
Lindblom signed his entry-level contract with Philadelphia Flyers in 2017, making his NHL debut in the same season. He played a total of 134 career games for Philly’s first team and has 30 goals and 27 points for a total of 57 points.