June 24, 2019 / 7:16 PM / 22 days ago

Flyers re-sign D Sanheim to two-year deal

FILE PHOTO: Dec 12, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim (6) celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Flyers re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Travis Sanheim to a two-year, $6.5 million contract on Monday.

The 23-year-old Sanheim blocked 133 shots last season while recording 35 points (nine goals, 26 assists).

“We are very pleased with the progress Travis has made in his young career,” Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said in a statement. “He is a skilled, two-way defenseman with excellent size and mobility. He is a big part of our present and our future.”

Overall, Sanheim has 11 goals and 34 assists (45 points) in 131 games over two NHL seasons. He was happy to get the contract sorted out.

“I’m obviously really excited. It’s a big step in my career,” Sanheim said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to another two years with the Flyers. I’m really excited with the way the team’s moving forward and the moves we’ve made this summer.”

—Field Level Media

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below