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Ray Emery drowned while swimming with friends Sunday morning.

Emery was just 35-years-old. He started his career with the Ottawa Senators and went on to also play for the Philadelphia Flyers, Anaheim Ducks, and Chicago Blackhawks. At one point his career was in jeopardy due to avascular necrosis, but he underwent hip surgery and was able to continue playing. He was a Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy nominee in 2011 in recognition of what he had to overcome. He also helped Chicago win the Jennings Trophy in 2013 by posting a 1.94 GAA and .922 save percentage in 21 contests. We'd like to extend our condolences to Emery's friends and family.
Jul 15 - 4:48 PM

Taylor Leier has signed a one-year, $720,000 contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

This makes Leier's arbitration hearing scheduled for August 3 moot. He has a goal and five points in 39 contests last season.
Jul 15 - 1:06 PM

Tyrell Goulbourne has signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Goulbourne played in nine games with the Flyers, but didn't record a point. He also had eight goals and 19 points in 63 AHL contests.
Jul 15 - 11:58 AM

Isaac Ratcliffe has worked hard to gain puck skills you typically don't see out of a player with his size.

Ratcliffe, who the Flyers took with the 35th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, stands at 6-foot-6, 210-pounds. While his size is obviously the first thing you'd notice, he combines it with a skill game. In 2017-18, he scored 41 goals and 68 points in 67 OHL contests. "To be that linked up at that age is amazing," Flyers GM Ron Hextall said. "He's come a long ways in a year. His all-around game needs work. His wall play and things like that, which most guys at that age do. But his hands, his patience, his poise with the puck — he's got some scoring touch. He's got a reach. To have that poise and reach, developed to put it around the goalie you've seen this week. … We're excited about the prospects for him."
Jul 15 - 4:02 AM

Wyatt Kalynuk has impressed Flyers GM Ron Hextall with his development.

"Wyatt Kalynuk, you guys probably don’t know much about him," Hextall said. "He’s a smooth-skating defenseman at Wisconsin. He’s a late-round pick and he’s taken a step. You watch the way he skates, the way he reads the game, the way he passes, [it’s impressive]." Kalynuk was taken with the 196th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He attended the University of Wisconsin last season as a freshman and excelled with three goals and 25 points in 37 games.
Jul 14 - 8:35 AM

Danick Martel has reportedly signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Martel had no points in four games with the Flyers last season. At the AHL level, he scored 25 goals and 40 points in 59 games.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 13 - 11:28 AM

Arbitration hearing for Taylor Leier is scheduled for August 3.

Leier had a goal and five points in 39 games in 2017-18. He had a cap hit of $806,558 last season.
Jul 12 - 4:11 PM

Reece Willcox has agreed to a two-year, two-way contract with Philadelphia.

Willcox had three goals and 15 points in 57 AHL games last season. He was taken with the 141st overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 12 - 1:17 PM

Carter Hart has stepped away from Twitter.

"I actually just deleted my Twitter the other day because there's no point in all that," Hart said. "You see a lot of news and stuff, and whether it's positive or negative, you just don't want to hear that stuff. For me, I just try to stay away from it and worry about what I'm doing and where I'm at right now." Hart's getting ready for his first pro season amid high expectations. While the attention surrounding him will be dampened in the short-term because he's projected to start 2018-19 in the AHL, the hope among Flyers fans is that he will eventually become the team's number one goaltender. Philadelphia has had a lot of trouble finding reliable netminders in the past, but Hart could buck that trend.
Jul 11 - 5:02 AM

Alex Lyon's recently signed two-year contract with the Flyers reportedly comes with a $750,000 annual cap hit.

Lyon's contract is two-ways for the 2018-19 campaign, but one-way in 2019-20. For 2018-19, he will earn $750,000 only if he spends the season in the NHL. At the AHL level, his annual salary in 2018-19 will be $250,000, but he has been guaranteed that his minimum salary next season will be $300,000 regardless of what combination of AHL and NHL service time he ends up with.
Jul 7 - 7:22 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have inked Alex Lyon to a two-year contract.

Lyon had filed for salary arbitration, so the Flyers are avoiding a hearing by signing him promptly. He had a 2.75 GAA and .905 save percentage in 11 games with Philadelphia last season.
Jul 7 - 11:19 AM

Matthew Strome is well aware that he needs to work on his skating.

Strome has enviable size at 6-foot-4, 206-pounds, but his skating has been regarded as his main downside. It's likely why he fell to the 106th pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. To his credit though, Strome has worked hard to improve his skating. He's been working with a figure-skating coach and will continue to do so and has prioritized working on his skating at the end of practices in the OHL. He's noticed a difference in his skating already, but he still has a lot of room to improve. Flyers GM Ron Hextall isn't expecting Strome to ever be a great skate, "but if we can just ramp him up two levels, he’s got a real good chance at playing in the National Hockey League."
Jul 6 - 8:41 AM

Alex Lyon has filed for salary arbitration.

Lyon earned $874,125 for the 2017-18 campaign. He posted a 2.75 GAA and .905 save percentage in 11 contests with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:45 PM

Taylor Leier asked for salary arbitration.

Leier earned $806,558 for the 2017-18 campaign. He had a goal and five points in 39 contests.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:43 PM

Christian Folin has agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Flyers didn't disclose the financial terms of the contract, but according to CapFriendly.com it's worth $650,000. Folin had three goals and 13 points in 65 games with the Los Angeles Kings.
Jul 5 - 12:51 PM


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