The Philadelphia Flyers addressed one of their biggest pending contracts this summer on Monday morning, when they re-inked forward Brayden Schenn to a new deal worth just over $5 million per season.
Now, they’ve locked up one more of their pending restricted free agents.
The Flyers re-signed defenseman Brandon Manning on Tuesday morning, inking the blue liner to a new deal worth $975,000 per season over each of the next two years. At the time this deal expires, the defenseman – who put up a goal and seven points in 56 regular season games last year – will be an unrestricted free agent.
Undrafted at the NHL level, the Prince George, British Columbia native came to Philadelphia back in 2011 after finishing out his WHL career with the former Chilliwack Bruins. He’s been in the Flyers system ever since, recording a collective goal and 12 points in 77 career NHL games.
With Manning under contract moving forward, the Flyers – who still have just over $1 million in cap space to spare – have officially finished signing all of their restricted free agents for the year, doing so while remaining under the cap. For the Metropolitan Division club, who struggled with finances when general manager Ron Hextall first took over as general manager in 2014, this is good news – particularly since the team avoided heading to arbitration with any of their RFA’s in order to make that happen.