Soderstrom signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Islanders on Thursday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

In terms of NHL regulars, starting backstop Thomas Greiss is the only goalie the Islanders have under contract beyond 2017-18, so it was important to get Soderstrom on the books. The 6-foot-4, 198-pound Swede spent the past two seasons with HV71 Jonkoping in his native country, arriving at a cumulative 30-8-0 record and equally impressive peripherals (1.72 GAA, .932 save percentage). The NHL is chock-full of talented Swedish netminders, so there's precedent that points to future success, but we'll have to see how the offseason shakes out before knowing how close Soderstrom is to arriving at hockey's biggest stage.