Boom! “Free Agent Frenzy” has hit the Philadelphia Flyers organization like a whirlwind! Yes, folks, that is sarcasm. After making his big moves prior to the opening of free agency, it was likely that Chuck Fletcher would have himself a quiet July 1st. Not having the money or need to go out and grab a big name, depth moves were the only kind of deals we expected. The Flyers delivered just that in one simple tweet.
The Flyers signed forward, Andy Andreoff, to a two-year contract worth $750K annually. Andreoff spent last season with Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. In 75 games, he posted 26 goals and 29 assists.
Philadelphia inked right-winger, Kurtis Gabriel to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700K. Gabriel has spent most of his career in the AHL but played 22 games for the New Jersey Devils last season. Prior to his time with the Devils organization, he was a part of the Minnesota Wild, playing most of his time in Iowa.
Finally, the Flyers signed defenseman, Nate Prosser to a two-year, two-way contract worth $700K annually. Prosser has spent most of his career with the Minnesota Wild. Shocking, I know. Though he was a consistent presence on the NHL roster throughout most of his tenure, Prosser played most of last season in the AHL.
As I mentioned before, these are simply depth moves made by the Flyers and Chuck Fletcher. Most likely, all of these men will be spending their playing time in Lehigh Valley. Significant moves, outside of RFA signings, just aren’t in the cards for Philadelphia right now.
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