The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman T.J. Brennan to a multi-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Term and AAV have not been disclosed on the deal.
Brennan is a two-time Eddie Shore Award winner as AHL defenseman of the year. The 27-year-old journeyman has spent the majority of the last three seasons inside the Toronto Maple Leafs organization where he played 13 NHL games (only two years as a part of the NHL club).
He predominantly played with AHL Toronto last season, logging 69 games as the team’s alternate captain. He scored 25 goals and 68 points on a Marlies team that set records, but was unable to capture the Calder Cup. He put up five goals and nine points in 15 postseason matches.
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Last season was his second Eddie Shore Award win, and he’s only the seventh player in history to win the award twice.
He was selected in the 2nd round of the 2007 NHL Draft by the Buffalo Sabres and has spent time with the Sabres, Florida Panthers and Maple Leafs in the NHL, as well as the Portland Pirates, Rochester Americans, Rockford IceHogs and the Marlies in the AHL.
He’s a native of South Jersey, and spent time playing for the Philadelphia Little Flyers before he joined the St. John’s Fog Devils in the QMJHL to take his junior career to the next level.
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