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11 February 2016: Philadelphia Flyers center Jordan Weal (19) in action during the NHL game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Philadelphia Flyers played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)
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Flyers agree new deal with forward Jordan Weal

Philadelphia Flyers have come to an agreement with restricted free agent forward Jordan Weal, signing the 24-year-old to a new one-year deal worth $650,000.

Selected in the third round (70th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by Los Angeles, Weal made his NHL debut last season for the Kings before being traded to Philadelphia in January as part of the deal which saw Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn move to California.

In 14 NHL games for the Kings and Flyers, he registered no points with four shots on goal and five hits.

A former member of the Regina Pats, Weal won the 2015 Calder Cup with Manchester Monarchs, leading all skaters in scoring with ten goals and 22 points in 19 AHL playoff games. He was awarded the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as AHL Playoffs MVP for his efforts.

In 221 career AHL games for the Monarchs, he registered 58 goals and 173 points, adding a further ten goals and 27 points in 27 playoff games in total

The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native was among 24 NHL players, and three from the Flyers, to file for salary arbitration last week.

Whilst Mondays news means a salary arbitration hearing will be avoided this summer, he will become a restricted free agent again in twelve months time.

Philadelphia has around $7.4 million in cap space available, but is yet to agree a deal with forward Brayden Schenn, who also filed for arbitration.

Whilst Schenn is unlikely to break the bank, the Flyers still need to be mindful of the expiring contracts they will have to deal with next year, including break out D man Shayne Gostisbehere, as well as the expansion draft, where they will be limited in the number of skaters they can protect.

Flyers agree new deal with forward Jordan Weal


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