|Born||23 August 1996,|
|6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
|NHL Draft||95th overall, 2014|
New York Islanders
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Söderström was contracted by Djurgårdens IF in his native Sweden, playing at the J20 SuperElit level when he was selected by the New York Islanders in the 4th round (95th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
After loan assignments in the HockeyAllsvenskan with Södertälje SK, Almtuna IS and HC Vita Hästen, Söderström left Djurgårdens IF without a senior appearance, agreeing to a one-year deal with HV71 on April 11, 2016. Söderström made his SHL debut on October 1, 2016, making 30 saves on 31 shots in a game against Skellefteå AIK.
On May 11, 2017, Söderström was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the New York Islanders. He was returned on loan by the Islanders to continue his development and tenure with HV71 through the first year of his entry-level deal in the 2017–18 season.
Söderström moved to North America for the remaining two years of his entry-level contract, however his development was stalled through injury, limited to just 4 games with ECHL affiliate, the Worcester Railers, in the 2019–20 season.
As an impending restricted free agent from the Islanders, while still harbouring NHL aspirations Söderström returned to Europe to relaunch his career, agreeing to a one-year contract with Finnish outfit, Ässät of the Liiga, on 31 July 2020.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Söderström was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at the age of 7.
Awards and honors[edit | edit source]
|Best GAA (1.34)||2017|
|Le Mat Trophy (HV71)||2017|||
References[edit | edit source]
- "Islanders select G Soderstrom and Toews". lighthousehockey.com (2014-06-28). Retrieved on 2014-06-28.
- "Linus Soderstrom new goalkeeper in HV71". HV71 (2016-04-11). Retrieved on 2016-04-11.
- "Statistik - SHL.se". Swedish Hockey League. Retrieved on 2016-10-11.
- "Soderstrom agrees to entry-level deal". New York Islanders (2017-05-11). Retrieved on 2017-05-11.
- "Assat announced squad changes" (in Finnish). Ässät (31 July 2020). Retrieved on 31 July 2020.
- "Islanders goalie prospect Linus Soderstrom plays with Aspergers and ADHD". lighthousehockey.com (2015-12-18). Retrieved on 2015-12-18.
- "HV71 wins championship" (in Swedish). aftonbladet.se (2017-04-30). Retrieved on 2017-04-30.
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