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06-30-2013, 05:22 PM
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Robert Hagg made his AHL debut March 29 [AAV is $925k, 3-yr ELC, per Tim P.]

MARCH 21, 2014
Swedish defensive prospect Robert Hagg agreed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Flyers on Friday.

The contract is worth $2,775,000 with an annual average value of $925,000.

The 6-foot-2, 204-pound blue liner was the Flyers' second-round pick (41st overall) in last summer’s NHL Draft.

Hagg is among the Flyers’ top blue-line prospects who are all about a year or two away from playing in the NHL.

The Flyers’ other top two defenseman prospects are Samuel Morin (Rimouski of the QMJHL) and Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College).

Who's closest to wearing a Flyers jersey?

“I don’t know -- 1A, 1B, 1C, how’s that?” general manager Paul Holmgren said. “We like them all. They all bring something different to the table. They’re all good, young defensemen to have in our organization.”

I saw Hägg play about 14 times this season between SHL streams and WJC. Has size, skill, speed. Focus level wavers, though.
Source: Bill Meltzer --


- Round 2, Pick #41: Robert Hagg, Defense, MoDo (Sweden)

  • Hometown: Uppsala, Sweden
  • Birth Date: 1995-02-08
  • Height: 6'2''
  • Weight: 201 lb
  • Shoots: Left
  • Position: Defense

2012-13 Stats:
  • 27 Games Played, Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik (Elitserien)
  • 0 Goals
  • 1 Assist
  • 1 Point
  • 2 Penalty Minutes

**For NHL: Central Scouting Rank: 8th Amongst European Skaters

Pro Comparison: Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Hagg is quite well known in his native Sweden due to his presence on their international teams. While playing with MODO's U20 team, he scored 24 points in 28 games before moving up to the Swedish Elite League. He is more of an offensive defenseman but has some defensive skill as well. His real strength is his stickhandling as he has excellent puck control.

He does have a knock for being rather inconsistent, however. Hagg has shown flashes of brilliance in the Elite League but has not shown an ability to maintain that brilliance. He is young, however, and these are the sorts of problems that can be fixed with age and coaching.


A 6-foot-2, 203 pounder with a left-handed shot, Hagg had been projected as a potential first-round draft pick and didn’t put much thought into falling down the draft board.

“Yeah, well it’s just a number,” Hagg said. “I’m just happy to be in the organization like the Flyers. I’m gonna take the opportunity to take a jersey on that team.”

“He’s capable or being dominating at times and as he develops his game, he could find himself in a top pairing playing in multiple situations,” Craig Button, a scout for Canadian television station TSN, wrote in a draft profile for

Hagg was ranked the 12th best prospect in the draft by The Hockey News, the 31st best prospect by International Scouting and the eight-best European skater by Central Scouting.

Hagg spent last season playing for Modo Hockey’s Under 20 and Swedish Elite teams. He had 11 goals, 24 points and 28 penalty minutes in 28 games for the Under 20 team, 1 assist in 27 games for the elite team while being coached by former Flyers defenseman Ulf Samuelsson. He also represented Sweden in the World Juniors and scored a goal and 4 points in 5 games.


Scout’s take: “A very interesting prospect, Hagg has very good two-way potential and stands out most because of his ability to skate with the puck,” says Ross MacLean, head scout for International Scouting Services. “He can be risky but also has a strong shot and is always a dangerous shooting option from the point. He needs to be more consistent defensively and improve his transitional skating on the defensive side.”

“Robert Hagg is one of these players that has the ability to change the complexion of the game,” adds David Burstyn, director of scouting for McKeen’s Hockey. “He’s very methodical. He’s very patient with the puck and he can do a lot of things with it. He’s got an absolute bomb of a slapshot and he can control the pace of the game.

  • Birthyear: 1995-02-08
  • Birthplace: Uppsala, SWE
  • Age: 18
  • Nation: Sweden
  • Position: D
  • Shoots: L
  • Height: 188 cm / 6'2"
  • Weight: 92 kg / 203 lbs
  • Youth Team: Gimo HC
  • Contract: 13/14
  • Drafted: 2013 round 2 #41 overall by Philadelphia Flyers

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