Hot Off the Press: Flyers reportedly sign Brian Elliott to a two-year deal

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The Philadelphia Flyers are on a roll within the past week or so. They have done a lot of household cleaning of their own, and now the Flyers officially have inked a number one goaltender. First, the Flyers made qualifying offers to seven of their key restricted free agents on Monday, and they resigned Winger Jordan Weal late Thursday night. In addition, today the Flyers reportedly agree to a two-year contract worth $2.75 million per year. The official announcement will come tomorrow on the first day of free agency.

Elliott is a 32 year-old steady goaltender that had a solid 2016-17 season for the Calgary Flames. He completed the season posting a 26-18-3 record, 2.55 GAA, and a .910 save percentage in 49 games played. Elliott has seen split action between the St. Louis Blues and the Flames organizations.

General Manager Ron Hextall means business this coming season, and now he has a quality number one goaltender. Within the next few seasons this classy organization is going to transform into a Stanley Cup contender, that is tough to beat on a nightly basis. One thing is certain the future is bright in Flyer land.

 

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