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Flyers Announce Philippe Myers has Signed 3-Yr Extension

The Philadelphia Flyers have come to terms on a new contract agreement with Philippe Myers.

According to multiple sources and as confirmed by the team, the Philadelphia Flyers have come to terms on a new contract agreement with defenseman Philippe Myers. The new deal is a three-year extension with a $2.55 million AAV. Myers was the final remaining restricted free agent blueliner for the Flyers to get signed to a new deal.

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Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported earlier in the week that the two sides were close and that the deal might be finalized. It took less than a few hours for that to become a reality. Myers, 23. spent most of last season with the Flyers, getting into 50 games and recording 16 points (4-12-16). He averaged over 17:06 per game and the Flyers called on him more and more as the season went along.

Myers will likely be at or near the Flyers’ depth chart for right-shot defenseman and if so, the deal will be a steal over time if he continues to progress and the team doesn’t need to add another piece to play above him. That said, with close to $5 million in cap space available, the Flyers might try to add to their blue line before the season starts.

Phil Myers Philadelphia Flyers game winner

Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher released this statement:

We’re happy to have Phil signed for the next three years. He is a big, mobile right shot defenseman who progressed into a top four role on our blue line last season. We look forward to his continued growth.

When his three-year deal comes up for extension, he will have arbitration rights and will be just a year away from UFA status.

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