Isles’ Sundstrom signs in Swedish League

New York forward Johan Sundstrom has signed with Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League, the club announced on Friday.

Sundstrom, 22, was taken 50th overall by the Isles at the 2011 draft and made his NHL debut a short while later, appearing in 11 games during the 2013-14 campaign.

His time in North America, though, had largely been spent with the club’s AHL affiliate in Bridgeport and given he was a pending RFA, it’s not surprising he returned to a Frolunda team he played for both prior to and after being drafted.

Sundstrom appeared in 72 games last year for Bridgeport, scoring seven goals and 19 points. He’s now the second young Islander to leave the organization for the SHL this offseason — in May, 22-year-old John Persson inked with Farjestad.

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