Breaking: Matvei Michkov signs three-year entry-level contract with the Flyers

Flyers' Matvei Michkov
Matvei Michkov adjust his Philadelphia Flyers hat after being picked by the team during the first round of the NHL hockey draft Wednesday, June 28, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have signed Matvei Michkov to a three-year entry-level contract. This makes it official that Michkov is a Philadelphia Flyer. 

Flyers sign Michkov to ELC

General Manager Danny Briere said, “We’re excited to have Matvei under contract, and we look forward to him joining our team at training camp in September.”

Michkov put out a statement to not only the Flyers organization but also the fans

“I would like to say a huge thank you to the Flyers management for their trust. I will do everything possible to meet their expectations. I can’t wait to join my teammates and start preparing for the new season together, and I would especially like to greet our fans. We have the same dream to win the Stanley Cup, and I promise that will do my best to help this team and make that possible.” The wringer but as motivated as the fans of Philadelphia to bring home a cup makes having a player like Michkov more exciting.

While there is no number yet for Michkov’s contract, it wouldn’t be surprising if some of the money saved from buying out Cam Atkinson went toward Michkov. 

Flyers' Matvei Michkov
Matvei Michkov poses with a Philadelphia Flyers jersey after being picked by the team during the first round of the NHL hockey draft Wednesday, June 28, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

AP Photo/George Walker IV