Attack’s Sushko signs with Flyers
Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have signed Maksim Sushko, the club’s Fourth Round Pick (107th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, to an entry-level contract to begin 2018-19 season, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
An 18-year-old from Brest, Belarus, Sushko has 55 points (30-25–55) in 57 games with the Owen Sound Attack this season, all of which are career-highs in his sophomore OHL season. He also leads the OHL in shorthanded goals with six.
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Sushko appeared on the world stage in his first World Junior tournament this season, serving as captain of his native Belarus as he recorded eight points (2-6–8) in six games while averaging nearly 24 minutes of ice per game.
The 6-foot, 185Ib. winger recorded 11 points (3-8–11) in 17 playoff games with the Attack last spring, helping the club reach the Western Conference Final.
Sushko appeared in a Flyers-New York Islanders rookie game at the Wells Fargo Center this past fall where he played on a line alongside Nolan Patrick and Kitchener Rangers forward Connor Bunnaman.
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