Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Schenn gets to stick around

Ending months of speculation, as well as recent rumors that he might be moved around draft time, the Philadelphia Flyers locked up young winger Brayden Schenn on Monday night to a contract extension.

A restricted free agent, Schenn will be back thanks to a two-year deal worth $5 million, with an average annual cap hit of $2.5 million per season. In actuality, the pact pays the 22-year-old native of Saskatchewan $2.25M for the upcoming season and $2.75M in the final year -- after which he becomes an RFA once more.

Schenn posted career highs of 20 goals, 21 assists and 41 points while participating in all 82 regular-season games for the Flyers this past campaign. Since breaking into the league with the Kings during the 2009-10 season, he has compiled 40 goals and 47 assists over 192 games, all but nine of those in Philadelphia.

With the signing, the club's lone RFAs are minor-league forwards Tye McGinn and Jason Akeson. Steve Downie, Hal Gill and Adam Hall remain unrestricted free agents.
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