Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Akeson returns on two-way contract

Jason Akeson is like that one weed on the sidewalk that you just can't kill, or if you prefer in hockey terms, a guy perhaps too good for the minors but not quite good enough for the NHL.

On Wednesday, the Flyers re-signed the restricted free agent to a one-year, two-way contract, clearing up a minor detail amongst the remaining players.

Last season, Akeson made $65,000 with the Phantoms and $740,000 for the Flyers, recording team bests of 24 goals, 40 assists and 64 points for Adirondack, then just one assist in his lone NHL appearance. Given a spot on the bottom six during the first-round loss to the Rangers, Akeson responded with two goals and one assist in seven games.

Akeson's qualifying offer, according to the Courier Post, was $715,000.
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