Panthers agree to deal with young defenseman Linus Hultstrom
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced Tuesday that the Panthers have agreed to terms with defenseman Linus Hultstrom. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 23-year old Hultstrom recorded 31 points (12-19-31) and a plus-17 rating in 52 games this season with the Djurgardens IF of the Swedish Hockey League. Hultstrom tied for first in points (31) in the SHL among defensemen. He recorded 12 points (3-9-12) in eight games for Djurgardens IF during the 2016 playoffs.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound native of Vimmerby, Sweden recorded 66 points (23-43-66) in 136 SHL games for Linkoping HC, Leksands IF and Djurgardens IF.