Wheat Kings goaltender Carson Bjarnason signs with NHL’s Flyers
Brandon Wheat Kings goaltender Carson Bjarnason has put pen to paper on a three-year, entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.
The NHL Club announced the signing Tuesday. Bjarnason was selected by Philadelphia in the second round of the 2023 NHL Draft this past June.
Bjarnason, who hails from Carberry, Man., was the top-ranked North American goaltender entering the 2023 NHL Draft after posting a 21-19-5-1 record with the Wheat Kings during the 2022-23 WHL season. In his 47 appearances, Bjarnason posted a .900 save percentage, while his four shutouts were tied for fourth-most among WHL netminders.
He was named Brandon’s co-Most Valuable Player at the conclusion of the 2022-23 season.
Internationally, Bjarnason helped Canada earn a bronze medal this past spring at the 2023 IIHF U18 World Championship, appearing in six games at the tournament.
The 18-year-old puck-stopper was originally signed by the Brandon Wheat Kings in September of 2021, and in 70 career regular season appearances with the Wheat Kings, Bjarnason has posted a 29-29-6-1 career record, to go along with a 3.35 goals-against average, .894 save percentage and three shutouts.
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