Flyers Rumors & News

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Ex-Blue Lehtera eager to prove himself

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In May, a disappointed Jori Lehtera left Scottrade Center the day the Blues cleaned out their lockers and vowed to be back in St. Louis earlier than usual to prepare for the 2017-18 season. True to his word, Lehtera was at the IceZone in Hazelwood this week, participating in the informal..." August 18

  • ESPN analyst ranks Flyers' farm system No. 1 in NHL

    CSN Philly "Ron Hextall never told fans to "trust the process," but apparently any faith in the Flyers' GM has been vindicated. At least that's the case if you believe ESPN NHL writer Corey Pronman's latest farm system rankings (it's an Insider story, so apologies in advance). Pronman has the Flyers' farm..." August 15

  • Gostisbehere has healthy outlook heading into Flyers season "Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere said as good as he feels now, it's hard to remember what it felt like at this time a year ago. Gostisbehere helped Team Hollydell to a 10-1 win against Team Ebo Strong 2 in its opening game at the Checking For Charity tournament at Flyers Skate..." August 12

  • If Nolan Patrick makes Flyers, where does he best fit?

    CSN Philly "Throughout the offseason, we'll ask questions about the Flyers to our resident hockey analysts and see what they have to say. Going End to End today are reporters John Boruk, Tom Dougherty, Jordan Hall and Greg Paone. The topic: If Nolan Patrick makes the Flyers, where is he..." August 06

  • Flyers sign other high 2017 draft picks Frost, Ratcliffe

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nolan Patrick was the headliner of the Philadelphia Flyers’ 2017 NHL Draft class as the second overall pick, but he’s not the only important part of GM Ron Hextall’s continuing rebuild. The Flyers ended up with the 27th and 35th picks of this past draft, and they signed both players to rookie..." August 04

  • Johnny Hockey: ‘I love Calgary, don’t get me wrong’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Johnny Gaudreau made headlines last week when he went on Philadelphia radio and said it would be “sweet” to play for the Flyers one day. Gaudreau — a South Jersey native who grew up cheering for the Flyers, but currently stars for the Calgary Flames — has now been offered a chance to clarify a..." July 26

  • Flyers' pick Nolan Patrick treated for abscess, 'doing fine,' says Ron Hextall "Flyers first-round pick Nolan Patrick was treated for the facial infection that prevented him from skating this week. “Nolan had an abscess/boil that has been addressed and he is doing well,” Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said in a brief statement released Friday evening. Patrick, the..." July 22

  • Flames’ Gaudreau open to playing for hometown Flyers in future

    Sportsnet "While the Philadelphia Flyers faithful may be salivating at the thought of blue-chip prospect Nolan Patrick leading the club into the future, a bona fide superstar is seeing visions of eventually joining in on the fun as well. Calgary Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau, who grew up in South Jersey..." July 21

  • Nolan Patrick is dealing with ‘an infection in his face’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nolan Patrick just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to staying healthy. Patrick was scheduled to skate at the Flyers’ practice facility on Thursday morning, but the team announced that he would be unable to do so because of an infection in his face. Patrick missed a good chunk of..." July 20

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Golden Knights owner: Las Vegas already outselling the Penguins, Flyers and Bruins

    CBS Sports "The Vegas Golden Knights haven't taken the ice for a single game yet. But their owner, Bill Foley, says the NHL's latest expansion team is already among the league's best ticket sellers, outdoing iconic franchises like the Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins and repeat Stanley Cup champion..." July 18

  • Flyers sign No. 2 pick Nolan Patrick to entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Nolan Patrick to an entry-level deal, the team announced Monday. Patrick was selected by the Flyers with the second-overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. The Winnipeg native underwent abdominal surgery on June 13, and is expected to resume skating next..." July 17

  • Flyers ink Stolarz, Lyon to one-year deals, Bardreau for two years

    Courier-Post "Thus concludes the Flyers’ in-house work for the summer. Three remaining restricted free agents all signed contracts Saturday night and figure to slot in for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Goalies Anthony Stolarz signed one-year, two-way contracts. Forward Cole Bardreau signed a two-year,..." July 16

  • Travis Sanheim welcomes competition, 'coming to make the Flyers'

    CSN Philly "At development camp, Travis Sanheim was almost too developed. He would skate through drills so naturally and fluidly, he could have been an instructor. Unintentionally, he was in a way. "It's definitely a teaching camp," Sanheim said last week. "Even the development coaches have talked to..." July 15

  • Giroux ‘lets everything get into his mind,’ says Roenick

    CSN Philly "Back in early April at Flyers cleanout day, Claude Giroux was asked about outside criticism. He said none of it fazed him much — essentially in one ear, out the other. "I'm probably the toughest person to judge myself," Giroux said then. "I'm really hard on myself. What you guys write and..." July 15

  • Flyers re-sign Taylor Leier "The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed forward Taylor Leier to a one-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Leier recently completed his third pro season with the organization, appearing in 10 games for the Flyers this season and playing a..." July 14

  • Flyers' top pick Nolan Patrick eyes return to ice "Recovering from his second hernia in as many years, Nolan Patrick hopes to make his return to the ice next week. And at the Flyers’ annual “Trial on the Isle: event to conclude development camp, Patrick found himself as the goaltender for a street hockey shooting session. Between slapshots from..." July 13

  • On his own time, Oskar Lindblom puts himself right there with Flyers

    CSN Philly "Oskar Lindblom would take 10 minutes out of his own time and hit the ice early before practice. In Sweden, there was no high-level skating whiz to seek out on staff. Actually, there was no skating coach period. "Do your own thing and try to be better every day," Lindblom said. "That's the..." July 11

  • Flyers Re-Sign Scott Laughton to Two-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed center Scott Laughton to a two-year contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Laughton, who played 60 games with the Phantoms during the 2016-17 season, amassed 19 goals and 20 assists for 39 points. The 23-year-old from Oakville, Ontario, not..." July 11

  • Pascal Laberge out to be 'the real me' following dark days from concussion

    CSN Philly "On a Saturday night in Victoriaville, Quebec, last October, the trajectory of Pascal Laberge’s third season in the QMJHL changed in a flash and not for the better. Six minutes into the Tigres’ game against the Moncton Wildcats, Laberge was met by a thundering headshot from Zachary Malatesta as..." July 10

  • Nolan Patrick staying with Flyers over summer to rehab after surgery

    Courier-Post "The most painful part of all this for Nolan Patrick isn’t answering redundant questions about his medical history. It was throwing the first pitch at Wrigley Field. At least that’s what he said, with a wry smile on his face. He was only eight days removed from abdominal surgery to fix a..." July 08

  • Hextall says reports of Flyers' interest in Andrei Markov are untrue "Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall on Wednesday denied interest in 38-year-old unrestricted free-agent defenseman Andrei Markov. “Don’t believe everything you read or hear,’’ Hextall said, addressing Monday’s report from a Montreal radio station. “I haven’t talked to Andrei Markov.’’ Acting..." July 06

  • Brian Elliott, Flyers Reportedly Agree to 2-Year, $2.75 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Flyers came to terms on a contract with veteran goaltender Brian Elliott in free agency Saturday. Fox Sports Midwest's Andy Strickland reported Elliott will receive a two-year, $2.75 million deal from the Flyers. The 32-year-old netminder was traded from the St. Louis Blues..." July 01

  • Steve Mason to sign contract with Jets "Goalie Steve Mason will sign a contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, the Winnipeg Free Press reported. Financial terms and length of the contract have not been revealed. Mason becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. Mason, 29, was 26-21-8 with a 2.66 goals-against average, a .908..." July 01

  • Flyers top pick Nolan Patrick had surgery

    Courier-Post "All the Flyers said was that they had “clarity,” not necessarily that it was good news. General manager Ron Hextall knew what he was getting into when Nolan Patrick fell to the Flyers with the second-overall pick last Friday. Hextall brought Patrick in before the draft for a medical evaluation..." June 30

  • Brian Elliott To Sign With Philadelphia Flyers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Even before the free agent frenzy begins tomorrow, we have news of a potential signing. Andy Strickland of Fox Sports is reporting that a deal is all but done between the Philadelphia Flyers and Brian Elliott which will pay him an average of $2.75MM for the next two seasons. We had Elliott ranked..." June 30

  • Flyers re-sign Jordan Weal to 2-year deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Philadelphia Flyers signed forward Jordan Weal to a two-year contract on Thursday. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that the deal is worth $3.5 million overall (or $1.75 per season)." June 30

  • Steve Mason Will Not Re-Sign In Philadelphia

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, goaltender Steve Mason will not return to the Philadelphia Flyers, and intends to sign elsewhere once free agency opens on July 1st." June 29

  • Jets contact Flyers G Mason

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets are in the market for a goaltender this summer and, according to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun, have reached to soon-to-be free agent Steve Mason. The 29-year-old started 54 games for the Philadelphia Flyers this past season and went 26-21-8 with a 2.66 goals-against average..." June 28

  • Philadelphia Flyers Sign Mark Alt

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman Mark Alt to a one-year / two-way deal worth $650K in the NHL and $125K in the AHL, reports CapFriendly. Alt was a pending Group 6 Free Agent who has one career NHL game to his name so far. His expiring contract was another two-way deal, with Alt..." June 26

  • Brayden Schenn getting over shock of being dealt by Flyers "Brayden Schenn is just coming to terms with the deal that sent him from the Flyers to St. Louis on Friday night. The deal happened late in the first round of the draft, when the Flyers acquired two first-round selections — one a conditional pick in 2018 — and veteran center Jori Lehtera for..." June 26

  • Flyers’ youth movement continues, even if it means short-term pain

    Courier-Post "With all the different areas general manager Ron Hextall needs to improve the Flyers, decision-making needs to be prioritized and made quickly. Friday night it came at him fast. He traded Brayden Schenn to the St. Louis Blues for a package that included two first-round picks and was contingent..." June 24

  • Hextall staying patient in Flyers' goalie search

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Philadelphia Flyers were hoping to add a veteran goaltender this weekend to complement Michal Neuvirth and as of Saturday evening they had yet to accomplish that goal. General manager Ron Hextall does not seem too concerned about that development and is leaning on the fact it seems to be a..." June 24

  • Brayden Schenn traded to Blues by Flyers for Jori Lehtera, picks "Center Brayden Schenn was traded to the St. Louis Blues by the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday for forward Jori Lehtera, the No. 27 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft and a conditional pick in the 2018 draft. With the No. 27 pick, the Flyers selected center Morgan Frost. Philadelphia earlier selected..." June 24

  • Patrick thinks he can make immediate NHL jump with Flyers

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New Jersey Devils opted for Nico Hischier over Nolan Patrick, but time will be the ultimate judge in that debate. The Philadelphia Flyers also might see their guy make a more immediate jump to the NHL. Patrick made it clear: he wants to go straight from the 2017 NHL Draft to training camp..." June 24

  • Ron Hextall, Flyers 'expect to hit on late, mid-round picks' in draft

    CSN Philly "Finding that so-called "diamond in the rough" may be the hardest thing for an NHL club in the draft. It’s pretty easy to hit on a first-round pick. Maybe even a second-rounder. Past that, it gets more difficult because unlike the NFL in which draft picks are fully matured college athletes..." June 21

  • Comcast Spectacor buys another hockey team; ex-Flyer Danny Briere to run show "Comcast Spectacor, the parent company of the Flyers and Spectra, is adding another hockey team to its portfolio. The company announced Thursday that it has purchased the ECHL's Alaska Aces franchise and will relocate the team to the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine. The yet-to-be-named..." June 17

  • Flyers trade Cousins to Coyotes in 3-player deal

    TSN "The Arizona Coyotes acquired centre Nick Cousins and prospect goalie Merrick Madsen from the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round draft pick and prospect forward Brendan Warren. The 23-year-old Cousins had six goals and 10 assists in 60 games for the Flyers last..." June 17

  • Flames, Flyers leaning toward 7-3-1 approach "The Philadelphia Flyers' protection list for the NHL Expansion Draft will consist of seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender, according to general manager Ron Hextall. "That's the way it works for us," Hextall said Friday. "That was easy." The Flyers have two players with..." June 16

  • Steve Mason's career with Flyers appears to have ended "The Flyers are on the verge of cutting ties with goalie Steve Mason, according to his agent, Anton Thun. Mason, 29, the Flyers’ main goaltender the last four seasons, can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. Thun said Wednesday that he and Flyers general manager Ron Hextall have talked..." June 15

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Flyers GM: Being a healthy scratch ‘not necessarily a bad thing’ for Gostisbehere

    Pro Hockey Talk "Shayne Gostisbehere signed a lucrative six-year contract extension on Friday, two months after a difficult sophomore season for the 24-year-old defenseman came to an end. Gostisbehere’s overall goal and point production dropped from his outstanding rookie campaign, and he found himself as a..." June 10

  • Flyers sign Gostisbehere to multi-year extension

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Flyers and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere have come to terms on a new contract. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall announced Gostisbehere's multiyear deal to remain in Philadelphia on Friday, via CSN Philly's Tim Panaccio reported the deal is for six years with an..." June 09

  • Golden Knights GM could seek reunion with Neuvirth "Will Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth end up with the new NHL team in Las Vegas? George McPhee, the general manager of the Vegas Golden Knights, held a similar spot with Washington when Neuvirth was with the Capitals. "As a goaltender, we always described Michal as a guy who was technically..." June 04

  • Will NHL combine affect who Flyers pick at No. 2?

    Courier-Post "Flyers general manager Ron Hextall was up in Buffalo earlier this week with his amateur scouts and assistant GM and scouting director Chris Pryor for the combine, a collection of 104 prospects available for selection later this month in Chicago. The Flyers interviewed more than 70 of them,..." June 04

  • Flyers hoping to strike gold in draft — beyond first round, too "While most of the focus has been on which player the Flyers will select with the No. 2 overall choice — Nico Hischier or Nolan Patrick figures to fall to them — they also will have 10 other picks in the June 23-24 draft. “You have to hit on your first-round pick. You also have to hit on some..." June 03

  • Flyers likely to keep No. 2 pick in 2017 NHL Draft "Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall anticipates keeping the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, but said Friday he's keeping all his options open regarding potential trade offers. "We'll listen," Hextall said. "I'm not doing my job if I don't listen. You never know what's going to..." June 02

  • Flyers prospect Samuel Dove-McFalls is free agent, can re-enter draft

    CSN Philly "Flyers prospect Samuel Dove-McFalls is a free agent and can re-enter the NHL draft. The Flyers had until 5 p.m. Thursday to sign the fourth-round pick (98th overall) from the 2015 NHL draft, yet elected to not extend an offer to the 20-year-old forward. Dove-McFalls, who was the only top-100..." June 02

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

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