With the Philadlphia Flyers returning to the Skate Zone for Training Camp 2.0, the team sprung a surprise on fans keeping their eyes locked onto the Skate Zone. 24-year-old defenseman Mark Friedman has signed a two-year, one-way contract with an average value of $725,000.
Originally selected in the third round by Philadelphia back in 2014, Friedman is coming off of his third season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, where he potted 3 goals and tallied 15 assists through 45 games.
He already has experience with the Flyers too, having played in 6 games this season. Friedman notched his first NHL assist too, helping a Connor Bunnaman goal back in January. During that span, the 5’10, 192 lbs, d-man averaged 13:35 of ice time per game.
With three years of AHL experience now behind him, Friedman’s new one-way contract will see him push onto the back end of the Flyers roster in an attempt to push his career to the next level following a successful NHL flurry earlier this season.
Friedman is on the team’s training camp roster ahead of the Stanley Cup bid and could well be in-line for some minutes, especially in the event of any injuries.
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