The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman Philippe Myers to an entry-level contract, the team announced on Monday evening.
The team announced neither term or dollars, but Tim Panaccio and others have the deal as a three-year worth $1.908 million in total, an AAV of $636,000 at the NHL level. He was in camp on an amateur tryout contract.
Myers is just 18, but stands tall at 6 foot 5, 209 pounds. He went undrafted in June’s draft, his first year of draft eligibility, following his second season with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in the QMJHL. There, he scored a pair of goals and eight points through 60 games last season.
It’s an interesting signing, since the Flyers feel strongly enough about his potential to use one of their 50 contracts on him while he’s playing in the QMJHL (he hasn’t been cut from camp yet, but he’ll most likely be back with the Huskies this season).
With his inability to put points up in the Q, even if that’s not his primary role, it would seem his NHL chances are a longshot, but the Flyers saw something they like from him. It’ll make him an interesting player for Flyers fans to keep an eye on, to see if he develops into a player who was a diamond in the rough.
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