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Isles sign goalie prospect Soderstrom, fresh off Swedish League title

Bronze Medal - 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship

TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 05: Goaltender Linus Soderstrom #30 of Sweden deflects the puck on a shot from Slovakia during the Bronze medal game of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship on January 05, 2015 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

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New York signed one of its most coveted young talents on Thursday, agreeing to a three-year, entry-level deal with Swedish goalie Linus Soderstrom.

Soderstrom, 20, was the club’s fourth-round pick in 2014 and is coming off a terrific SHL campaign, in which he helped HV71 capture the championship on the strength of a league-best 1.34 GAA (and a .943 save percentage).

Soderstrom has starred on the international stage as well. In 2016, he was named to the World Junior all-star team and captured top goalie honors.

There was no immediate word where Soderstrom would play next season. The Isles have two goalies currently under contract -- Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss -- with another prospect, Eamon McAdam, locked in with AHL Bridgeport.

Jean-Francois Berube is an unrestricted free agent, while Stephon Williams is a RFA. The Isles also have another tantalizing young prospect in Russian Ilya Sorokin, the 21-year-old that starred for KHL powerhouse CSKA Moscow this season.