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Robert Hagg | Defenseman

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (19) / 2/8/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 204
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Flyers prospect Robert Hagg enjoys the smaller ice surfaces in North America more than the larger surfaces he played in in his native Sweden.
"It is more fun to play here than in Sweden," Hagg said. "You can grab the forwards much easier in the corner. It’s much more physical. Plus, you can make one good pass and have a good scoring chance. In Sweden, it takes four or five passes. The smaller ice makes the game a little bit faster. You have to more fully concentrate on every shift. There is going to be a goal (against) if you are going to just skate around out there." Hagg made a good impression on the Flyers' braintrust when he played for the team's AHL affiliate in Adirondack last season for 10 games. "He played like a really well-rounded defenseman," said Terry Murray, who coached Hagg at Adirondack and will again this season as the Flyers move the team to Lehigh Valley. "He showed a good defensive stick and reads the play well while showing good strength. He made a lot of good plays, not flashy, just efficient." Jul 12 - 11:25 PM
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Robert Hagg has signed with the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Flyers declined to offer any details regarding Hagg's deal, but it's an entry-level contract. He had six points and 47 penalty minutes in 50 Swedish League games this season. Hagg will start his North American career with AHL Adirondack.
Mar 21 - 12:22 PM

It appears that defenseman Robert Hagg has impressed Philadelphia Flyers staff members early on in the workout process.

"I've seen him twice on the ice, but I've never seen him play. From what I have seen so far, his skill level is high and so are his puck skills," AHL assistant coach Kjell Samuelsson said.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 07:30:00 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers are attempting to fortify their defense corps as they also selected a blueliner (Robert Hagg) with the 41st pick.

Hagg boasts the instincts of a possible power-play quarterback, with smooth skating and great playmaking skills. He's solid defensively to boot. The question is if he can consistently perform on a high level. It's expected he'll need some time to develop, so Philly must be patient with the intriguing Swede.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 06:56:00 PM

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