The Flyers signed Brandon Manning to a two-year contract worth $1.95 million ($975K AAV).
Manning, 26, spent the entire 2015-16 season with the Flyers after splitting the first four years of his professional career between the AHL and NHL. He tallied just seven points (1G / 6A) in 56 games, bringing his career total to 12 points (1G / 11A) in 77 NHL games. Manning is a member of a very crowded Flyers blueline, which will likely add rookie Ivan Provorov during training camp, so Manning may end up as an extra defenseman or back in Adirondack (AHL).
The Flyers signed Brayden Schenn to a four-year contract extension worth $20.5 million ($5.125M AAV).
The Flyers and Schenn avoid arbitration by getting this deal signed. Schenn is coming off of a career-year, notching 26 goals and 33 assists (59 points) in 80 games. In the 2016 calendar year, Schenn was among the best fantasy forwards, collecting 44 points (19G / 25A) in 46 games from January-to-April—he had just 15 points (7G / 8A) in the first 34 games of the season. Schenn might not turn into a point-per-game player during the 2016-17 season, but he might be able to top 60 points for the first time in his career.
The Flyers signed T.J. Brennan to a two-year, two-way deal worth $1.25 million ($625K AAV).
Brennan, 27, is a Moorestown, New Jersey native, which is just 30 minutes away from Philadelphia and he grew up watching the Flyers. Brennan has bounced around from team-to-team throughout his career, despite posting elite numbers at the AHL level. He is coming off of a 68-point (25G / 43A) season with the Toronto Marlies, but has just 13 points (5G / 8A) in 53 career NHL games.
The Flyers signed Andy Miele to a one-year deal worth $600K.
Miele, 28, is a former Hobey Baker Award winner, but has only appeared in 15 career NHL games since turning pro in 2011-12. The Flyers signed him to a one-way contract, which means that he should get a shot with the Flyers out of training camp. He spent the last two years with the Grand Rapids Griffins, where he had a 70 and a 62-point season.
The Flyers signed Boyd Gordon to a one-year contract worth $950K.
Gordon, 32, is a former first round pick (17th overall in 2002) but has never cracked 30 points in his NHL career. In 2016-17 he will play for his third team in as many years as he heads to Philadelphia to serve as their fourth line centre. He isn’t known for his offence, but he ranked third in Face-off percentage (57.9%) among players who took at least 900 draws.
The Flyers have signed Dale Weise to a four-year deal worth $9.4 million ($2.35M AAV).
Weise, 27, spent his time with the Canadiens and Blackhawks in 2015-16, totalling 14 goals and 13 assists (27 points) in 71 games. He struggled in a smaller role after being acquired by the Blackhawks, picking up just a single assist in 15 games. He is a solid top-9 forward who can play physically as well as pack a bit of an offensive punch for the Flyers in 2016-17.
The Flyers will buyout the final year of R.J Umberger’s contract.
The Flyers placed Umberger on unconditional waivers last week for the purpose of buying out the final year of his deal. The 34-year-old had two terrible seasons with Philadelphia, picking up just 11 goals and 15 assists (26 points) in 106 games.
Mason allowed four goals on 23 shots, including a horrible goal from the other end of the ice, in the Flyers loss to the Capitals in Game 2. The Flyers are down 2-0 after Mason gave up six goals on 54 shots (.889 SV%). The Flyers will try to stay afloat tonight as they return to home ice—Mason was 14-7-6 with a 2.23 GAA and .926 SV% in 28 starts on home ice this season.