The Philadelphia Flyers mean business this off-season. They are out to prove the doubters wrong, as they continue to rebuild this team from the ground up. This rebuild is unlike any other in years past.
In previous years the Flyers would make panic decisions, which would eventually lead to a cap disaster for many years. Today is a new day, and these are the new patient subtle Flyers. Today the Flyers have done some in-house cleaning of their own. They have resigned Defenseman Robert Hagg to a two-year $2.3 million deal (1.15 mil AAV).
— Jamey Baskow (@JameyBaskow) August 1, 2018
Hagg completed his first full-season for the orange and black in 2017-18. He found himself in and out of the lineup at times (Mainly at the end of year due to injury), but Hagg showed why the Flyers selected him in the second round of the 2013 NHL Draft. For the season, Hagg registered 3 goals, 6 assists, and was a +5 in 70 games played. Moreover, Hagg hit with the best of them in the NHL, as he registered 238 hits for the season. Simply put, this young man in Hagg was full of strength all season, as he was a hitting machine. Hagg also sacrificed his body on many occasions by blocking 100 shots in his rookie campaign.
The Flyers are headed in the right direction, as they have a clear path of what they would like to accomplish within the next few years. This was the last Restricted Free Agent that the orange and black had to sign. One thing is certain Flyers fans the future is bright in Flyer land.
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