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Flyers sign draft pick Robert Hagg

Flyers second round pick Robert Hagg is moving to North America. The Flyers announced on Friday morning that they've agreed to terms with Hagg, their 41st overall pick in 2013 behind Samuel Morin, to a three-year entry level contract. Hagg, 19, will arrive in the United States on Monday and report to the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms. Although he has been a highly touted prospect, we haven't learned much about him yet other than a trip to the Flyers' development camp last summer. He has been playing a man's game in Sweden - unlike most of his junior-aged counterparts in North America. He's spent the last two seasons playing for MODO in Sweden's Elite League - where former Flyer Peter Forsberg is the assistant general manager. Hagg played 50 games this season and collected one goal and five assists for six points with 49 penalty minutes. He averaged a little over 13 minutes in ice time per game. Hagg was third on Modo in hits (77) and finished the season with an even rating - on the ice for 21 goals-for and against.

Flyers sign draft pick Robert Hagg

Robert Hagg shakes hands with Flyers chairman Ed Snider after being drafted last year. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Robert Hagg shakes hands with Flyers chairman Ed Snider after being drafted last year. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers second round pick Robert Hagg is moving to North America.

The Flyers announced on Friday morning that they've agreed to terms with Hagg, their 41st overall pick in 2013 behind Samuel Morin, to a three-year entry level contract.

Hagg, 19, will arrive in the United States on Monday and report to the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms.

Although he has been a highly touted prospect, we haven't learned much about him yet other than a trip to the Flyers' development camp last summer. He has been playing a man's game in Sweden - unlike most of his junior-aged counterparts in North America.

He's spent the last two seasons playing for MODO in Sweden's Elite League - where former Flyer Peter Forsberg is the assistant general manager. Hagg played 50 games this season and collected one goal and five assists for six points with 49 penalty minutes. He averaged a little over 13 minutes in ice time per game. Hagg was third on Modo in hits (77) and finished the season with an even rating - on the ice for 21 goals-for and against.

Hagg played more games this season than all but 3 other junior-aged players in the Swedish Elite League.

The Flyers have kept a close eye on Hagg, with player development coach Kjell Samuelsson making multiple trips over to Sweden to work with him and see him play.

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