Instant analysis: Flyers sign a further two unrestricted free agents


The free agency carousel is picking up speed. Philadelphia announced the signings of two more unrestricted free agents on Monday afternoon, here’s all you need to know.

Chris Bigras (two-year, two-way contract)

Bigras was allowed to walk out of the New York Rangers without an offer after becoming a reliable blueliner for their AHL affiliate last year, tallying 22 points in 52 games. Involved in the trade that sent Ryan Graves to the Avalanche, Bigras set a new career-high for points and assists at age 23.

In 37 games last year, the former first-round pick tallied 19 points, 14 of which came at even strength. Bigras could be a developmental piece to watch for the Flyers in an offseason of veteran acquisitions.

Kyle Criscuolo (one-year, two-way contract)

A former undrafted free agent, Criscuolo has a very strong AHL background, most recently scoring 20 points for the Rochester American’s, having scored 34 in the season before that. The 27-year old forward should be able to bring a selfless mentality and plenty of assists to the Phantoms.

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