New-look Flyers safe 2-year cope with Sanheim


The Philadelphia Flyers prevented their closing arbitration case on Saturday, re-signing defenseman Travis Sanheim to a two-year contract.

The deal carries a mean annual worth of $4.675 million, normal supervisor Chuck Fletcher introduced in a press launch, and all however locks up Philadelphia’s roster for coaching camp.

The Flyers have shuffled many defensemen on and off their depth chart this offseason, however Sanheim was one they clearly didn’t need to lose as they ready a roster intent on returning to the playoffs. Although Philadelphia stumbled via the shortened season, and missed the postseason, Sanheim impressed on the again line, ending with three objectives and 15 factors. He skated in 55 of 56 video games, and averaged 21:53 time on ice.

A primary-round draft alternative in 2014, Sanheim, 25, has 4 NHL seasons on his resume, all with the Flyers, and has 22 objectives and 85 factors.

A left-handed shot, Sanheim is an even-strength specialist for the Flyers and is a part of a powerful core on the blue line that now options Ryan Ellis and Rasmus Ristolainen, acquired this summer season from the Nashville Predators and Buffalo Sabres, respectively.

Philadelphia is led on the blue line by Ivan Provorov, a top-tier defenseman who completed final season with 26 factors, and is predicted to associate with Ellis this season. Sanheim is more likely to play on the Flyers’ second line with Ristolainen.

The Flyers’ different arbitration-eligible participant was goaltender Carter Hart, who signed a three-year, $11.9 million contract earlier this month. Hart, 22, was close to the highest of Philadelphia’s checklist of issues final 12 months, ending with a 9/11-5 file and a 3.67 goals-against common in 27 appearances.

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